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The Gospel Coalition Publishes Another Cringe Article Simping Taylor Swift!

Last year The Gospel Coalition published one of their gayest articles in some time in an article titled “7 Things Christians Can Learn from Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour.” This article was swiftly removed after getting roasted online. But they are back at it again with their “How do you do fellow kids?” approach to pop culture evangelism concerning Taylor Swift.

Izaac Cowling wrote “It’s Me, Hi, I’m the Problem, It’s Me: The Gospel in Taylor Swift Lyrics” for The Gospel Coalition Australia. He thinks himself a modern Billy Graham for what he’s about to do:

A sell-out Australian stadium tour by an American superstar. Frenzied media coverage. Legions of devoted attendees. Joyous singing of the crowd as choir. Newly won converts. The event you think I’m describing here will probably depend on your age. A previous generation could imagine I am describing the Billy Graham evangelistic crusades of 1959 and 1968; but most readers today will be thinking of Taylor Swift’s recent Eras tour. A lot has changed in sixty years.

But this isn’t an article about how we seek to satisfy our persistent desire for transcendence through live music experiences. This isn’t an article lamenting the frenzied attention this tour has garnered. I want to go in a different direction. Yes, our world has been dis-‘Enchanted’. Maybe you sometimes feel an emptiness caused by the blank space where God used to be? I believe that the best way to satisfy our longings is the timeless story of Jesus, the lover of our souls. This is a tale which truly hits differently; the stuff of your wildest dreams.

And I’d like to tell that you that story, especially for all the Swifties out there, through your favourite medium. Because you don’t need Billy Graham to hear this beautiful story; all you need is your Taylor Swift playlist to start glitching…

So Cowling promises to tell the gospel by rearranging Swift’s lyrics from different songs and rearranging them into a cohesive narrative, like a serial killer using magazine letters for ominous messages. What this amounts to is an 850-word poem that rambles and lacks a cohesive meaning. The basic elements of the gospel are creation, fall, redemption, restoration, and glorification. But apparently, in Taylor Swift’s extensive catalog, Cowley was unable to find the words Christ, Jesus, resurrection, repentance, messiah, or any word that specifically describes the person and work of Jesus Christ.

I ran the poem through AI to see if they gathered the gospel from it.

Gab AI (a Christian AI)

[Note: the poem’s title was “A Gospel Summary Using Only Taylor Swift Lyrics” and this was not included in the prompt so as not to introduce bias. Gab AI inferred a title for the poem.]

This poem, titled “Forevermore,” is an introspective and emotional journey of a person reflecting on their past mistakes and imperfections while seeking forgiveness and redemption. The poem can be divided into several sections, each exploring different themes and emotions.

The first section speaks of the narrator’s realization that they have hurt others and trusted the wrong people. They express a desire to change their ways and not be left to their own devices, as they realize the consequences of their actions.

In the second section, the narrator feels a sense of impending doom and hopelessness, alluding to a possible downfall. They express a longing for connection and understanding, comparing their situation to running from the law.

The third section touches on the narrator’s feelings of being untouchable and burning brighter than the sun, but also feeling hopeless and facing problems they believe cannot be solved. They express a desire to change and find grace, but feel stuck.

In the fourth section, the narrator reflects on their experiences of love and loss, realizing that they haven’t been true to themselves and that they need to make a change. They express a desire to move forward and grow from their past mistakes.

The fifth section speaks of the narrator’s desperation and longing for forgiveness, as they feel lost and disconnected from their true self. They express a desire to find redemption and be forgiven for their past mistakes.

The final section of the poem is a declaration of hope and love, as the narrator finds the strength to move forward and embrace a new beginning. They express a desire to be closer to someone, and to find their true home, both physically and emotionally.

Overall, “Forevermore” is a deeply personal and introspective poem that explores themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the search for true connection and belonging. The poem’s title suggests a sense of eternal love and devotion, hinting at the possibility of a happy ending for the narrator as they navigate their journey of self-discovery and growth.

The Gospel according to Taylor Swift is indistinguishable from a new age enlightenment journey.

Chat GPT

This poem appears to be a complex exploration of various themes including love, loss, regret, redemption, and the search for meaning. It seems to narrate a journey of self-discovery and introspection, along with reflections on relationships, mistakes, and the quest for forgiveness.

The speaker starts by expressing a sense of inadequacy and feeling out of place, acknowledging their past mistakes and the consequences of their actions. There’s a theme of feeling abandoned and disconnected from a sense of belonging or home. This feeling of displacement is reinforced by the imagery of exile and longing for a lost homeland.

Throughout the poem, there’s a recurring motif of longing, both for connection with others and for personal redemption. The speaker grapples with feelings of guilt and remorse, seeking forgiveness and reconciliation with those they have wronged. There’s a sense of desperation in their pleas for understanding and acceptance.

As the poem progresses, there’s a shift towards themes of hope and transformation. The speaker experiences moments of revelation and epiphany, realizing the possibility of change and growth. They express gratitude for the individuals who have helped them see things in a new light and find a sense of purpose and belonging.

The poem ends on a note of optimism and resolution, with the speaker embracing the idea of moving forward and finding peace. There’s a sense of closure and acceptance, as they affirm their commitment to love and connection, despite the challenges they may face.

Overall, this poem delves deep into the human experience, exploring the complexities of relationships, the pain of regret, and the possibility of redemption. It invites readers to reflect on their own journeys of self-discovery and the transformative power of love and forgiveness.

Conclusion

The robots have spoken and did not gather that the gospel was presented in this poem. After all, how could they, since this gospel presentation neglects to mention the person and work of Christ? This is the gayest article The Gospel Coalition has published (so far) in 2024.

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