Friday, August 29, 2008

God at the Billboards

About once a year, we do two series at NCC, God at the Billboards and God at the Box Office, which explore spiritual themes in popular music and movies, respectively. They are great series to invite people to, and they give us an opportunity to speak to some of the issues and questions that culture is exploring and juxtapose them against the Bible. The vast majority of people in our generation get their theology from movies and music, so we've decided to step into that Areopagus and contend for the Gospel.

Sometimes folks assume these are "watered-down" series or that we are "preaching from movies and the radio." On the contrary, they are the most hard-hitting series we do because they touch on some of the most raw and emotional places of the human heart.

I was doing a little reading on blogs and message boards earlier today on Thom Yorke and his song Videotape, which we will be including in this year's God at the Billboards. One fan wrote this:

It's like a love song, twinged with death. Very Thom Yorke. Very beautiful. If Thom Yorke started a religion, I would have to join it.

And that's exactly why we do God at the Billboards.


At 4:15 PM, Blogger Sammy said...

But you do have to admit -- that's a hauntingly beautiful song.

At 4:27 PM, Blogger Heather Z said...

Oh absolutely. I'm looking forward to tackling it during the series.


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