If you’re a fan of what we do, you simply have to come, because we are afraid no one else will be there. But show up early because this thing is going to be off the hook and we’re sure the room will fill up probably.
The saga of Selma echoes its clarion call to Christ’s body today to be faithful heralds of truth and justice, to live and labor in the hope of what we still can’t see except in fleeting glimpses and furtive glances.
Too often, when we talk about “attracting men” to church, what we mean is tricking men into walking in the door by baptizing whatever infantilized conceptions of masculinity the broader culture has invented.
You can follow a whole narrative in this song, and a fuller story throughout the album: the dawning realization of a lover’s despair and fear of death; the frustration in trying to reconcile differences, and getting no help.
While this isn’t a pop culture book per se, it models good cultural engagement by showing cultural awareness of something innately human that takes a problematic turn and then speaking to it cogently from the Scriptures.