Music

You cannot have a conversation about popular culture without bringing up the subject of music. I love Mondays! It gives you the opportunity to look back and see what would have been really good if you had know ahead of time what was going to happen. Yesterday we had a great service discussing the importance, influence and impact music has on culture.

We opened the service with Bon Jovi’s “Dead or Alive”; moved to Daniel Powter’s “Bad Day”; Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind – 1997” for Princess Diana’s funeral, and finished with Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah”.

The Sunday was lively and literate and covering a broad range of emotions and experiences. One song we had cut from the program because of time was Daughtry’s “Home”.

At the end I challenged each person to view at least part of the American Music Awards Sunday evening. Had I known Daughtry would win so much we would have most assuredly sang “Home”.

Song is such a powerful gift to mankind. It can bring a person back to a specific time, place and event or it can inspire him to seek out greater things in life.

Whether a glorious or broken Hallelujah, we are all singing our own song.

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