Today’s post contains no serious content. It does, however, contain rock music videos. Reader discretion is advised.
Have you ever noticed that there are certain songs that just seem ripe for co-opting? Songs that have something that sound vaguely spiritual—like they could be talking about God, but could just as easily be talking about a girl.
U2 is an obvious (and easy) example, particularly with their new record. Check this song out:
Now, in all fairness, Bono and the band do profess faith in Christ (true story), and many songs do have some pretty overt spiritual content. There are even a lot of churches that are already playing their stuff during their corporate worship (including some Anglican ones, I believe). But, it just seems, I don’t know, a bit weird to me. Maybe it’s just me.
While listening to the radio this week, I found that there are actually quite a few songs that, if you thought about it hard enough, you could probably co-opt for a Christian worship service.
And I was even more surprised when I realized that one is the newest Our Lady Peace single, All You Did Was Save My Life: [Read more…] about Ripe for Co-opting