Tag Archives: A prophetic word about the times in which we live

City on a Hill

“In a tweet, Will Butler (of Arcade Fire fame) described the track “City on a Hill” as a “hot new Christmas jam” replete with “some cussin’.” In practice, however, Butler’s [Christmas 2015] offering is quite solemn in tone, a piano-driven … Continue reading

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This is America

Warning: this video may be disturbing to viewers… because it’s supposed to be! In this month to consider the place of violence in our times, “This is America” is an assaulting song/video; it is bizarre and disorienting; it is a … Continue reading

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Just a Shot Away

Gimme Shelter The Rolling Stones Oh, a storm is threat’ning My very life today If I don’t get some shelter Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away War, children, it’s just a shot away It’s just a shot away War, children, … Continue reading

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What about us?

Listening for the currents of popular culture that serve as a prophetic word about the times in which we live, “What about us?” performed by P!nk, is a prayerful lament. Though the specific meaning behind this song is unclear, this is … Continue reading

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Everyone Prays in the end…

Sam Smith’s “Pray” is a prayer subject looking for his prayer object.  Like so many contemporary artists, here is an improbable prophetic echo of the eternity God has set in our hearts… it’s just that we haven’t fathomed it. Despite … Continue reading

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The Fiery Invocation to Pray

Rolling Stone reported: “In 2014, Kesha sued producer Dr. Luke, seeking to void all their contracts because of how, the suit claimed, Dr. Luke “sexually, physically, verbally, and emotionally abused [Kesha] to the point where [she] nearly lost her life.” … Continue reading

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