A reader sent in the video above, saying it was hilarious. I watched it just now, and laughed pretty hard. I think if I had more experience with the genre that’s being mocked here, I would have fallen off my chair. Well done, Blimey Cow. I watched their “You Might Be A Homeschooler If…” video, and busted out over the Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar comment … because it’s true!
What’s funny to me about this is how no matter how hard people try to be free from tradition and structure and what an older generation would have called “vain repetition,” we always find formulas into which to pour our worship. I think this is a good thing, and necessary for various reasons. I just find it funny that the Christians who put such an emphasis in emotional spontaneity actually have their own formulas, liturgies, and so on. It’s baked in the cake.