Tims Stevens, one of the "pastors" at Granger Community
Church Self-Help and Life Improvement Center has redefined the terms "worship" and "Christ-Centered". His broad new expansive and generous redefinition of the terms "worship" and "Christ-Centered" are soooooo loose and broad that they can easily accomodate Van Halen's Eruption and a rock song that doesn't even mention Jesus Christ or God for that matter. The song mentions love, it talks about living a more moral life. But, let's be honest. A Mormon could sing that song. A Buddhist could sing that song. A Muslim could sing that song. A member of the Purple Nike Cult could sing that song. The "god" that is being worshiped in these songs is impossible to divine.
Fact is, this may be "worship" BUT it is definitely NOT "Christian Worship" or "Christ-Centered Worship".
So when "pastors" redefine terms like "worship" and "Christ-Centered" in such broad and loose ways what ends up happening is that those terms no longer mean anything because they mean whatever the person employing them wants them to mean.
...There's glory for you!'
`I don't know what you mean by "glory",' Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. `Of course you don't -- till I tell you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"'
`But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument",' Alice objected.
`When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.'
`The question is,' said Alice, `whether you can make words mean so many different things.'
`The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, `which is to be master -- that's all.' Alice was too much puzzled to say anything; so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again.
`They've a temper, some of them -- particularly verbs: they're the proudest -- adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs -- however, I can manage the whole lot of them! Impenetrability! That's what I say!'
`Would you tell me please,' said Alice, `what that means?'
`Now you talk like a reasonable child,' said Humpty Dumpty, looking very much pleased. `I meant by "impenetrability" that we've had enough of that subject, and it would be just as well if you'd mention what you mean to do next, as I suppose you don't mean to stop here all the rest of your life.'
`That's a great deal to make one word mean,' Alice said in a thoughtful tone. `When I make a word do a lot of work like that,' said Humpty Dumpty, `I always pay it extra.'
`Oh!' said Alice. She was too much puzzled to make any other remark.
`Ah, you should see 'em come round me of a Saturday night,' Humpty Dumpty went on, wagging his head gravely from side to side, `for to get their wages, you know.' (Alice didn't venture to ask what he paid them with; and so you see I ca'n't tell you.) Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass
Lewis Carroll,Through the Looking Glass.