Which is your choice? Check out the video on this page entitled Sunday and if you are not familiar with it, check out Friday also. These two versions, “Friday”, the original, and “Sunday”, the parody, demonstrate two lifestyle choices. They represent the party and the Christian lifestyles.
While “Friday” has been lampooned on both YouTube and television and is called the worst song ever written, view it with a Christian eye and listen with an ear to what is being said about youth culture. Rebecca Black went viral with Friday after her parents paid to have the song written for her and the video produced. The MSU Standard in Springfield even reported on a fundraiser that featured students donating money to stop the song from playing. Even bad publicity may have worked for her. The jury is still out on what this notoriety will ultimately do to the teenager.
Community Christian Church in Chicago used the parody “Sunday” to promote their Easter Sunday services. While most believe the original is bad, the parody is being labeled as worse. As a music video, it is not going to win any awards from the critics, but it shows that there is an alternative to what is considered the norm for teenagers.
Pop culture is a big thing today. Christians must use every opportunity to respond to it with the gospel. “Friday” promotes the TGIF concept by portraying teens as wanting to do nothing but party all weekend. The old saying, “I’m for the two party system. One on Friday night and one on Saturday night.” was similar to the attitude seen in this video.
The alternative is seen in “Sunday”. Worshiping Jesus and God through attendance at church is presented in a fun, entertaining way. Many Springfield churches provide settings that make worship an enjoyable experience, not just for teenagers, but also for adults. The slideshow gives a few local ideas. Experience one for yourself this Sunday, if you do not have a regular church home.