The Glory Has Departed


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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Shadow of Church Growth

Nothing says clown like doctoral stripes for a DMin
and a stole on a Geneva gown.

One day we walked in Pasadene
One day in early spring
You held a DMin in your hand
To give your life some zing.
Now I'll remember many a day
And many a solemn goal.
The echo of a praise band's song
The shadow of Church Growth.

This is the favorite version of MLC and Mordor.

The shadow of Church Growth
When you are gone
Will color all your dreams
And quench the dawn.
Look into my eyes
My dolt and see
All the lovely dough
You earned for me.

Our global Church Growth goals
Were far too high
You never taught the Word,
But nor did I.
Now when I remember spring
All the dough that DMins bring
I will be remembering
The shadow of Church Growth.

Original version- Written by Paul Webster, Johnny Mardel • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

Church and Change ran their putrid seminars,
until WELS clamped down and changed their name.
Now Mark Jeske organizes them with WELS-LCMS-ELCA.
No problem!