13 November 2007

Moving Out of Jesus Neighborhood

This synchroblog is on money and the churh and Derek Webb can say it (and sing it) much better than I can. So here's the lyrics.

Derek Webb and "The Rich Young Ruler"

(vs. 1)
poverty is so hard to see
when it’s only on your tv and twenty miles across town
where we’re all living so good
that we moved out of Jesus’ neighborhood
where he’s hungry and not feeling so good
from going through our trash
he says, more than just your cash and coin
i want your time, i want your voice
i want the things you just can’t give me

(vs. 2)
so what must we do
here in the west we want to follow you
we speak the language and we keep all the rules
even a few we made up
come on and follow me
but sell your house, sell your suv
sell your stocks, sell your security
and give it to the poor
what is this, hey what’s the deal
i don’t sleep around and i don’t steal
i want the things you just can’t give me

because what you do to the least of these
my brother’s, you have done it to me
because i want the things you just can’t give me


While your at it, I'm curious to know what your answer might be on the very short post just below this one. :-)

Updated Synchroblog list of wonderful people you should read!

  • The Check That Controls

  • Pushing The Camel: Why there might be more rich people in Heaven than in your local Church

  • Trusting God- A new perspective

  • Lord, Won't You Buy Me a Mercedes Benz

  • [Johnny Beloved (title TBA)]

  • Walking with the Camels

  • Greed and Bitterness: Why Nobody's Got it Right About Money and The Church

  • [Theocity (title TBA)]

  • Money and the Church: A Fulltime Story

  • But I Gave at Church

  • Moving Out of Jesus Neighborhood

  • Money and the Church: why the big fuss?

  • Coffee Hour Morality

  • Bling Bling in the Holy of Holies

  • Magazinial Outreach

  • Money's too tight to mention

  • Bullshit

  • The Bourgeois Elephant in the Missional/Emergent Living Room

  • When the Church Gives

  • Who, or What, Do You Worship

  • Greed

  • Silver and Gold Have We—Oops!

  • The Church and money

    fernando said...

    Yes, that is a great song. I remember the first time I heard I paused and went back to re-listen to the first verse.

    Agent B said...

    Very convicting lyrics. I need to find that song.

    Thanks for sharing.