More Secular Song Ideas

We will often use secular songs – I heard it said recently that we have to be fluent in the language that our congregation speaks. It our job to invade the world, not hide away from it. We don’t use inappropriate lyrics, but we will do songs by artists with inappropriate lifestyles. Realistically, we would have to leave the earth if we were looking for music created by sinless individuals…

We recently used “Is It Any Wonder?” by Keane in a message designed to help people release bitterness and come to terms with betrayal. Back in the day, we used “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins to hit the same topic. Songs by Coldplay (“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” for a service on loneliness)  and Queen (“We Are The Champions” for a leadership event) have also found their way into various services and events that we’ve held this year. I think Tom Petty’s “Won’t Back Down” may be making it’s way into a service this fall…

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