Lord Have Mercy, Pastor Defends Use of Explicit Jay-Z Song in Service, Says He Curses in Prayer Sometimes Too!
Reader, the Rev. Marcus Murchinson of Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California, is unapologetic.The pastor came under fire after church member were caught on camera dancing to Jay Z STORY of O.J in church Rev. Marcus Murchinson who is the senior pastor of Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California promotes the use of Jay Z's new album song during his sermon. The man of God made headlines for allowing his members to perform a track out of Jay Z's album, following the event, believers and Christian leaders around the world have moved to criticize the gesture but the pastor remains unapologetic.
In the earlier post, I had asked whether performances by these youth should have been okay, a lot of you said no. We are all aware that some congregations are struggling to keep their youth and young adults in church. There could be a myriad of reasons, but stats have shown certain reasons to be most relevant no matter the denomination. Some has commented, "it is better to have them (youth/young adults) in the congregation doing a performance to a song that resonates with them and their time, rather than them not going to church at all. We should accept them for where they are at in their journey, as they are transitioning into adolescents."
Anyhow, the pastor has responded to the decision of using a Jay-Z song in the service, and I thought to share the post. It's always good to analyze different points of view, and to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Have a read, and then form your personal opinion/perspective. Please share in the comments, if you feel impressed.