‘Cash in Christ‘ is a show performing at the Edinburgh Fringe doing a satirical take on charismatic and prosperity doctrine Christianity. There is a song video available on Youtube entitled ‘Christian Rock is cool‘ which is quite good fun.
I haven’t seen the show, so I can’t comment on it, but the website looks a bit as if the people are trying to satirise the movement without having been part of it. I can’t blame them for that of course, but it means that in my opinion it misses the mark ever so slightly. Not that I hold up my own attempts (a few years ago now) as a particularly shining example of the genre, though we had fun doing it.
The Independent had this to say about the show. There will be some Christians who find it offensive I’m sure. The thing that makes me a bit uncomfortable is the use of ‘Christ’ in the title, but I’m not about to wave a placard about it.
Incidentally I heard about this on Bishop Alan’s blog. Bishop Alan is the Bishop of Buckingham and one of very few Church of England bishops to be blogging. It looks to me as if his is going to be a great blog – take this post as an example of good common sense thinking about current Anglican goings-on: Nigerian flying bishop for England?