I found a response to Bethge's Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus" on the internet which I thought was balanced and fair. It's by a Michigan pastor, who looks to be in his 30s, named Kevin DeYoung. I'll print part of his response without comment.
Jefferson's Bethke's rap poem video, Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus, had 10 million hits in the 4 days after he posted it on youtube on Jan. 10. Before commenting on it, I thought I should simply post the lyrics so you can read what has become a "phenomenon."
I had an interesting experience two days ago. I'm in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. It was Sunday, and I wanted to worship in a Christian church, so I went on the worldwide web and found a church just a mile from where I was staying.
Ken Trainor's column in last Wednesday's issue of the Wednesday Journal which was critical of my blog in which I said thatI couldn't attend the Community Thanksgiving Service gave me a chance to struggle with why I couldn't participate. This posting is part of an ongoing conversation Ken and I have about religion and faith.