Everyone get excited~!
The “hardcore soldout for Jesus feeling” we had in the 90s is now just another artist soldout to the CCM cruise circus.
The former members of DC Talk are getting back together for an event called the Jesus Freak Cruise. They’ve added lots of other people making music & money in Jesus name to join them.
Of course the Babylon Bee broke the story in style. With some light satire about the advanced age of the group. Then our friend son Twitter had their say:
PR team’s response after reading your tweets. #dctalk #jesusfreakcruise pic.twitter.com/RL6uspKY64
— dc Talk (@dctalkofficial) May 11, 2016
The fact that #DCTalk is doing a cruise proves my theory that everyone eventually becomes the Gaithers.
— Church Curmudgeon (@ChrchCurmudgeon) May 11, 2016
Go on that DCTalk cruise and I guarantee you’ll see quite a few tattooed big fat bellies wiggling around like marmalade jelly.
— Jared C. Wilson (@jaredcwilson) May 11, 2016
Best part of the #JesusFreakCruise
will be standing on the deck,
looking out over the ocean,
jump the shark.#dctalk2017
— Eric Schumacher (@emschumacher) May 11, 2016
Someone who works at dc talk’s pr agency just lost their job. #dctalk2017 #JesusFreakCruise
— Channing Strang (@Chandlerstrang) May 11, 2016
My bigger concern is marketing the thing as JESUS freak cruise. Something of an oxymoron if you’ve ever read much about the biblical Jesus.
Yes, I know there was a really popular song by that same name.
But I can’t believe they are thinking about 2 Corinthians 8:9. Or maybe the comforts of this voyage do not speak well for one’s future according to Jesus in Luke 6:24. I’m guessing James 5:1 won’t be a topic for devotions. But some old verses from the Bible won’t stop people from dropping a few thousand dollars for this experience.
Maybe someone can tell me what’s the appeal?
People who claim the name of Jesus, isolated on a buffet boat, to enjoy music about Jesus…. but not doing any of the kind of things Jesus described in his teaching.
I’m lost on this one. Please explain.