For the last few days, I’ve been involved in the gathering of a new progressive evangelical organization called OPEN. Throughout our time together, we’ve been asked by hipster music leaders to stand up and sing with all our might. In song after song, we sing about how awesome, wonderful, majestic, amazing and powerful God is. One of the thoughts I’ve long had hit me again like a ton of bricks. Why does God need us to sing all this shit? Is God the greatest narcissist of them all? This week, I’ve chosen to stop singing. I’ve simply realized I believe in the God beyond the God that everyone is singing about.