Part I, Part II, & Part III

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19 For what happens to the children of man and what happens to the beasts is the same; as one dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over the beasts, for all is vanity.  20 All go to one place. All are from the dust, and to dust all return.  21 Who knows whether the spirit of man goes upward and the spirit of the beast goes down into the earth?

 Ecclesiastes 3:19-21  Continue reading

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gravity always wins: Radiohead and Christianity Part III

Part I and Part II

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Ecclesiastes 1:15  15 What is crooked cannot be made straight, and what is lacking cannot be counted.”

These words penned by Qoheleth of Ecclesiastes are some of the most penetrating in the entire cannon of the Bible.  In one sentence the great teacher poignantly expresses what we all know: something is wrong that we can’t quite fix.  Thousands of years later the Apostle Paul expanded on Qoheleth’s observations by plainly stating just what is crooked and lacking. Continue reading

“gravity always wins:” Radiohead and Christianity Part II

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Part I

Outside of Christ we are all under the law.  Whether we wish to acknowledge it or not, this is a universal fact of existence.  Now, when I say law, I’m not speaking of any particular laws found in the Bible, but rather any form of outward standard that plays the voice of accusation in our lives.  Sure, the laws found in the Bible are included in this, but the fact of us being under the law is something we all know deep down (Romans 2:14-16). Continue reading

“gravity always wins”: Radiohead and Christianity Part I

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I really like Radiohead.  They’re not my favorite, but they never fail to move me.  The first reason is because their music is from another planet.  From the aggressive guitar work and multi-instrumental genius of Jonny Greenwood, to the rhythmic bass of his brother Colin, to the subtle brilliance of Ed O’Brien’s guitar creativity, to the drum machine precision of Phil Selway, and the utter id like artistry of Thom Yorke; Radiohead is second to none when it comes to stretching the musical horizons of rock. Continue reading