Music and the Gospel: “New Religion,” The Heydaze

Our global world fills our minds with challenging thoughts to complement and compete with our own worldviews. The song “New Religion” is about what can guide us as we travel our own paths. What inspires us to be our better selves? What calls us beyond our individual selves into friendship and community? We may be looking for signs to lead us toward God. These signs may come by simply looking up at the stars in the night sky like the magi or by imitating the actions of someone who inspires us.

Key lines: A city of strangers, the streetlights, they change us / We all need a little bit more, we all need a little bit more / The saints and the liars, the dealers and buyers / We all need a little bit more, we all need a little bit more / But somewhere there’s a light / A sign that it’s all right / I find it by your side / ….You’re waking me up in the morning

Questions: How hard is finding God in the world today? When have you experienced God? What in the natural world inspires you? Who in the human community inspires you? Who helps you step beyond yourself in your concerns?

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