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By Request, ‘God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It’

Here’s one I’d never heard before, from the 17th century–God’s Own Child, I Gladly Say It, sung here by a traditional children’s choir. Requested by TheWhiteRabbit.


‘Down to the River to Pray’

There’s a haunting quality to this old hymn, don’t you think? Down to the River to Pray, sung by Alison Krauss.


Water Slide… Baptism?

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All right, you’re not gonna believe this.

When St. Paul said, “Let all things be done decently and in good order” (I Corinthians 14:40), he probably was not thinking of anything like what’s going on at the Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina.

There they have installed a great big water slide, and you zoom down the chute into a pool to get baptized ( http://babylonbee.com/news/elevation-church-debuts-water-slide-baptismal/ ). The pastor might also squirt you with a super-squirter.

The idea is to get as many people baptized as quickly as possible.

Somebody’s church has more money than is good for it.

I mean, why don’t they just stand on the roof and throw water-balloons at the passersby below?

I’ve heard of “seeker-friendly” churches, but this is ridiculous.


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