This past Sunday was the twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost. Our songs were gathered with this in mind, along with the fact that the sermon would be about Deconstruction. Below, you’ll find the list of the songs and artists. Clicking the song titles will take you to the lyrics. Below the songs, you can find a brief example of one way you might think of these songs. If you want to talk about any of these, feel free to comment at the bottom of this page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wild One by Jameson McGregor
Wideness by ubcmusic (adapted from F. Faber)
Where God Has Always Been by Jameson McGregor
Collision/Dread by Jameson McGregor
Pulse by ubcmusic
How They Fit In:
There are many ways to think about the significance of songs and the way they fit together–-this is simply one way you can look at these songs in light of this week’s theme.
Wild One: We began with this song as a way to speak the truth that God is greater than our greatest ideas about who God is, and crushes the idols we make our of our notions of God. It also invites us to consider the areas of our theological systems that we have elevated beyond their station.
Wideness: This song proclaims that God’s mercy is more complete than our minds can handle, and offers a word of repentance for the ways in which we represent God as less merciful than God is.
Where God Has Always Been: This song celebrates the One who is near to the weary and lifts up the lowly.
Collision/Dread: This song is a mashup of two short songs about the experience of existential anxiety, the feeling of absence that such a state brings, and suggests that God is not hiding apart from our pain, but is instead found within our pain.
Pulse: This song is a confession that our loves are fragile and selective, and invites the Spirit to reawaken us to the interconnectivity of creation.
Doxology: We close our time together each week with this proclamation that God is worthy of praise from every inch of the cosmos.