All my life I’ve talked to God. He has never failed me
But my church is a small box. I can’t fit in it and neither can God
To be a child of God, my church’s way, I need never have gone abroad
I need never have approached another person or idea with an open mind
This Christian doctrine and culture is like an ill fitting suit or a small shoe
I can only pretend that am fully covered and can make life’s journey
It takes barely two years for me to be done with a church and its talk
Last Sunday, my Pastor called Oprah an agent of the devil
The Pope says Africa is receiving spiritual trash. I agree
Shout! Shout Amen!
Thank God we now have noise pollution law to shut up the ruckus
Men chopping and dicing not to part with any power
She can preach but she can’t be the Pastor
Okay, she can be a Pastor but she can’t be an Elder
Your place is in hell if you drink or smoke
No, some wine is okay but keep off the beer and the liquor
These are the rules, the shifting rules of men and disobedience is called sin
Dance if you must but don’t gyrate over here
That swaying backside suffocates the Holy Spirit
There is no sin like a sex sin to work the church folk into a froth
Your hips and their desires have no place at the alter
If they think you are having sex where they say you should not
God may love you, but they won’t have you
You will be thrown out of the church
and they will work themselves into a righteous frenzy
To keep you out of the office of the Chief Justice
We pray for the President even if he may be a thief
Gloat and boast that he came to our church
We must be suspicious of Islam and reject a new Constitution
that gives Muslims the same rights as Christians
Even if the new law stops leaders from stealing from us
If God can hear the prayer of two or three people gathered together,
Why do I need to make the weekly pilgrimage to pray with the multitude?
If a book brought me salvation, why can’t I buy 10 copies for my friends
instead of giving the money to my church?
What’s in good music that draws in millions?
What did we feel when America elected a solid black man to be President?
What made Wangari’s teachings about trees a clear global call?
What causes a man to love his wife and care for his children all of his life?
The power of God is found in creations that may never have been to church
When I pray, there is always a light
God is always right here where I am
God visits my church as he does everywhere else