The Renewed Mind Is the Key!

I will forever blame Pat Vandapool for insinuating this song and dance routine into my mind.

So many questions. Questions that need answers:

  1. What does any of this mean?
  2. Why is the renewed mind “the key” to the Christ in me?
  3. If this is from Romans 12:1-2, where does it say this is the key?
  4. Why am I standing on my “legal rights”?
  5. What are my legal rights?
  6. Why did they make this song in 2007 and not in 1977?
  7. Why is the music from the 70s?
  8. Why are there two young(ish) persons and one 60 year-old lady?
  9. Was the guy’s solo dance part inspired by Napoleon Dynamite?
  10. Who could possibly think this was a good idea?

Please help me. This video has perplexed me even more than the Trololo guy one.

Update: This group is disturbing. I just learned that they hold many heretical beliefs, including a rejection of the Trinity. I just thought they were a cheesy Christian group, but they seem more dangerous than that.

29 thoughts on “The Renewed Mind Is the Key!”

  1. My questions are based on the assumption that they are at a Sunday church service. Maybe its the cradle Catolic in me, but the concert/performance vibe throws me. Always has for Protestant services. You bring up good questions though. I’m curious to see what others have to say. BTW, the song is totally stuck in my head now, so thanks for that. Ha! πŸ˜‰

  2. I like the Bavarian village in the background. Why did you post that? That was cruel.
    To answer your questions, if they sing it confidently (and dance!!!) they must be saying something substantive, right???

  3. All your questions are valid, and I tell you, I cannot help but burst out laughing even when I think of this! It is….remarkable!

    That tune! Those dresses! That dance! That old lady! I’m thinking Lawrence Welk without the bubbles?

    Not sure who/what this appeals to, but I am so glad to be a Catholic.

    1. Yeah I mean Protestants revolt at the idea of “legal rights,” as it sounds like “I have fulfilled the Old Covenant law and so can demand something of God.” Huh? That’s the opposite of Protestant theology. It’s also contrary to Catholic theology of course, but Protestant doctrines of faith alone and penal substitution directly contradict anything about legal rights. Bizarre.

      1. I took it to be a confused reference to the American idea of “legal rights”. I have the legal right to worship, etc. Which is not surprising coming from Evangelicals, but it’s still crazy.

        1. A friend of mine said he thinks they are “name it, claim it” who believe that through the new covenant they have various “legal rights” that they can claim–money, fame, baubles, etc.–though their beliefs seem heretical in many ways so I don’t know what to think.

  4. Aw, thanks so much! We really appreciate it. We’d better start brushing up on our writing skills….
    Seriously though, I can’t believe all the amazing Catholic blogs out there. I’m having fun going from link to link.
    As a Protestant I never really found a blog I *loved* because I could never find anyone I felt totally on the same page with. An orthodox Catholic is an orthodox Catholic. Period.

  5. No words to describe this, only the same feeling I got when mom made us eat lima beans that had gotten cold from being on our plates so long. We had to sit there until they were gone. That’s the closest I can get to explaining my reaction to that song.

  6. Their synchronized movements fascinate me. I’m at work, so I can’t actually listen to them beyond a soft hum, but that’s ok with me. That foot work. Those half-walks across the stage. They are totally on my level and I can relate to them.

    I’m so glad I’m Catholic.

  7. I couldn’t watch this stuff when you all first posted because my sound has been out. I’m trying so hard not to die laughing from it all because I finally got my fussy baby to sleep and she’s asleep on my chest. Oh my word. I agree with previous posters, I am so thankful to be Catholic. Phewww… had to put it on my blog too.

    Trololo vid was making me laugh too hard. I’m sure my hubby is thrilled my sound is back when I’m watching all of these crazy things…

      1. I’ll have to watch the rest of it tomorrow… hilarious. I’m sure my kids will like it, which could be a bad thing. They do enjoy Mr. Bean, so absurdity is definitely something they enjoy. πŸ˜‰

  8. Ha! Oh that is too, too much. I’m still laughing about it!

    Incidentally I have a friend who, in recent years, left The Way. Hearing her stories has been really interesting.

    And everyone saying they’re glad they’re Catholic: I’m glad they are too, and I’m glad I’m on my way to being Catholic…BUT…this does NOT in any way represent anything even CLOSE to the majority of Protestantism. Just sayin’. πŸ™‚

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