Weird…Or Maybe Not So Inconceivable…

Last night I dreamed that Josh and I were on vacation and visited a church wherever we were. When the congregation stood to sing, I realized they were singing the hip hop classic “Tennessee” by Arrrested Development (if you have never heard the song, click here for a clip), but accompanied by a “worship team” composed of the ubiquitous guy playing a guitar, guy playing a keyboard, and girl playing a rhythym egg. Can I tell you how funny it was to see a bunch of people in a traditional-looking church singing “Tennessee?”

Lord it’s obvious we got a relationship
We talkin’ to each other every night and day
Although You’re superior over me
We talk to each other in a friendship way…

…(Chorus) Take me to another place
Take me to another land
Let me forget all that hurts me
Let me understand Your plan

At first this seemed really incongruous, but then when I woke up I started thinking that, you know, there ARE some religious themes in “Tennessee,” and churches already “churchize” bits of songs by Christian rock bands, which is also funny if you know the original songs. So maybe somewhere some church this Sunday will be lifting their hands to Arrested Development, who knows. Not my church though, and for that I am grateful. 🙂

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