Pete Scribner has demonstrated that a) he has a lot of free time and b) it is possible to cheapen the doctrines of grace by describing them with song titles from the 80’s. Here is how Tulip would look if it had been composed as a power ballad:
- Total Eclipse of the Heart: The Doctrine of Total Depravity
- I Just Called to Say I Love You: The Doctrine of Unconditional Election
- Saving All My Love For You: The Doctrine of Limited Atonement
- Can’t Fight this Feeling: The Doctrine of Irresistible Grace
- Keeping the Faith: The Doctrine of the Perseverance of the Saints
I would add the Arminian response, “Take a Chance on Me,” (as sung by that ethnic Tribute band, the Armenians). Which leads me to a fun contest, who can come up with the funniest song title to describe a theological position? My entry, which is in first place until someone tops it, is “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” by the Universalists.