No, MY god!

October 2007

No, MY god!

There's something a bit off-puttingly possessive about the possessive pronoun in the chorus: "Our God is an awesome God." That word "our" has become increasingly common in evangelical praise choruses. It no longer seems enough to sing that "God is an awesome God," or that "God reigns" -- we sing that "Our God is an awesome God," and "Our God ray-ay-ay-ayns, Our God reigns."

— The ever thought-provoking Slacktivist, By our love, by our love

Fraser commented:

Interesting. I'm sure Rich Mullins, the songwriter would have appreciated that critique - look him up on Wikipedia. Despite having written that annoying song, he's one of my heroes.