Tuesday 20 August 2013

Rock songs for yet another 25 theologians

by Kim Fabricius

Tertullian: “Spirit in the Sky” (Norman Greenbaum)

Donatus: “Perfect” (Alanis Morisette)

John Cassian: “With a Little Help from My Friends” (Beatles)

John Chrysostom: “Word of Mouth” (Mike + the Mechanics)

Jan Hus: “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen)

Huldrych Zwingli: “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell)

Thomas Müntzer: “Born to Be Wild” (Steppenwolf)

William Tyndale: “Born to Run” (Bruce Springsteen)

Ann Lee: “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On” (Jerry Lee Lewis)

Emil Brunner: “Natural One” (The Folk Implosion)

Brevard Childs: “Canon Rock” (JerryC)

Thomas, James, Ronald, Iain, and Alan Torrance: “We Are a Family” (Sister Sledge)

John Polkinghorne: “Space Oddity” (David Bowie)

Eugene Peterson: “The Message” (Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five)

Robert Funk and Friends: “Suspicious Minds” (Elvis Presley)

George Carey: “Bitters End” (Roxy Music)

James Dobson: “Family Problems” (Eminem)

Pope Francis: “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag” (James Brown) – or, if you’re cynical, “It’s the Same Old Song” (Four Tops)

Clark Pinnock: “God Only Knows” (Beach Boys)

Marilynne Robinson: “Try a Little Tenderness” (Otis Redding)

Miroslav Volf: “Accept and Embrace” (Maybeshewill)

Brian McClaren: “The Times They Are A’Changin’” (Bob Dylan)

Anne Lamott: “Still Crazy after All These Years” (Paul Simon)

Peter Enns: “I Will Survive” (Gloria Gaynor)
Rob Bell: “I’m Cool” (Reel Big Fish)

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