Tuesday, August 12, 2008

By their musical fruits shall ye know them...

As this is a teaching blog, I do not normally bother with such distractions as pictures of music. There'll be plenty of time for that sort of thing in Hell for those who've set their hearts on going there.

This sensitive piece is so powerful, however, that there is no alternative but to break my usual rule. It's called "The Anglican Blog Song" and it's by a young man whom for obvious reasons prefers to be known by a pseudonym: "anglicanbeachguy". Musically he's the epitome of GAFCON theology, and lyrically every bit as inspired as those bloggers in whose honor he has crafted and dedicated this timeless tribute.



Just be careful to not play it more than once. Not only might nearby dogs start howling, but I'm uncertain if it's legal to play the harmonica that way, and it'd be terrible for our troubadour to experience any trouble from the relevant authorities.

I'm Father Christian and I teach the Bible.

10 comments :

Fred Schwartz said...

I see strong similarities between this person and that great folk singer Woody Seeger. In fact it was soo good I had to toke up a fat one and pass it around.

Robert said...

I am absolutely shocked and dismayed that the greatest Bible teacher and Gafcon man in all of recorded Christianity does not have a verse (or several for that matter).

So here is a proposed verse:

Then there is Doctor Christian, the greatest of them all. He spouts the GAFCON truth around in answer to the call. He knows his savior Jesus better than them all. And when he's at the pearly gate we'll miss his great recall.

Anonymous said...

Oh my...I think this Rappsodie in Bleak captures the essence of Greg, Sarah, Kendall, Matt, Greg Vaca, Akinola and most of all, the Blue Baby, perfectly on key... nothing like anguished upbeat to dampen otherwise really badtaste...there isn't much to say when the stunned spirit has fallen through the barrier of uncommon senselessness and struts amongst us with musical instruments and a sing-alongs...whew, can't wait to see this crock of ship dip down over the horizon and go to wherever the flat earthers sing their off key song eternally.

Arq. Valpariso Hemmingway-Cortez

nlnh said...

That's almost as beautiful and moving as this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X6th4pQTq8

Two Cents said...

Hey - that's my drunk uncle Ernie ! We had him declared legally dead last year after he was kidnapped by cousin Bob, the Mexican Drug lord for non-payment of a large heroin shipment that I am still sitting on until the heat dies down. Anyway, his singing has improved, that's for sure...but he's an agnostic Unitarian.

The Rev. Dr. Christian Troll said...

Father Robert: thank you for your kind, beautiful and touching addition. I have already made an appointment for Evangelical Eric at a local tatoo parlour in order to help him remember your powerfully inspiring lyrics.
Two Cents: isn't it lovely the way music can bring families back together? And now Ernie is legally dead he can prove mighty useful in helping you shift the stash and launder your proceeds.

Two Cents said...

Father Christian - you are wise beyond all limits, especially those, oh so interpretive ethical ones. Your yoke is light indeed.
Your faithful servant.

Anglican Beach Party said...

Hahaha ... thanks for posting the video.

You are mistaken, though, if you think I'm a young man!

Perhaps you will like the next song better. Stay tuned!

God bless you,
Paul
Hot Rod Anglican

Ellie Finlay said...

Mercy on us!

Simply....what? Amazing!

Anglican Beach Party said...

Here are two newer music videos which may have escaped your notice ...

Subcutaneous Sinsick Blues

My Tribute to the Presiding Bishop of TEC

I think that you will find the singing no better, but the incidence of harmonica noise significantly reduced.

Yours truly,
Paul
"Anglican Beach Party"