Tag Archives: Prophetic Echo

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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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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These are the Days of Miracle and Wonder

Boy in the Bubble, by Paul Simon It was a slow day And the sun was beating On the soldiers by the side of the road There was a bright light A shattering of shop windows The bomb in the … Continue reading

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Canadian punk rocker Avril Lavigne surprises with a worship song?

Originally posted on OpentheWord.org:
Avril Lavigne in Brasilia, Brazil in May, 2014 Credit: Breno Galtier/Wikipedia/Creative Commons Canadian rock star Avril Lavigne, 34, has surprised everyone with the recent release of a song that some describe as a worship song.…

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Dance me to the end of love

Dance me to the end of love, by Leonard Cohen Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove … 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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