This time it is Oak Hills Church in Eagan Minnesota. Their upcoming sermon series is entitled The Gospel According to the Police.
Please note: The Police are not a Christian Band. Their lyrics are not on par with the scriptures and their 'gospel' (if it could even be called that) is a different gospel than the gospel of Jesus Christ. But who's going to let these pesky little details get in the way of a 'culturally engaging' sermon series designed to help grow a church?
Obviously, not Oak Hills. Here is what their site says about the series:
Each week we'll explore the music of the band "The Police" and the questions they raise about life. Sermon/song titles include:
"Hole in My Life": Everyone has to make the decision to follow Christ and stay on the path to full devotion
"Spirits in a Material World": We have to plug-in to God and others at our weekend services.
"So Lonely": We have to charge-up to become like Christ in small group gatherings.
"Driven to Tears": We have to live-out our faith by serving at Oak Hills or in our community.
"Message in a Bottle": Live a missional life.
Well this would be just fine and dandy IF the church was called to explore the questions of life raised by secular rock bands. But its NOT. Instead, the church is called to preach the word of God, preach Christ and Him crucified for sinners and teach that which is in accord with sound doctrine.
The astute and discerning Christian will also notice that the first sermon title also demonstrates that Oak Hills appears to adhere to semi-pelagianisn. That's exactly the type of bad doctrine that will land people in hell.
The people of Eagan, Minnesota may want to steer clear of this church no matter how 'culturally engaging' this church may appear to be.