Too relevant?

23 08 2009

I went to Leading Edge this month. It was such a good time, good worship, good speakers, good weather, good company!!

There was only really one thing that annoyed me in the week. At the end of one session we sang Human by The Killers. The idea was that we were celebrating being free in Jesus. Now I don’t know if you are familiar with this song, the longer version of the title is ‘Are we human or are we dancer?’ Now I don’t know your feelings on grammar, but this makes no sense at all! It is a completely secular song, which meant it didn’t really fit well at all. The only line I could see being relevant was ‘And I’m on my knees looking for the answer’ but then it was followed by ‘Are we human or are we dancer?’ which completely nullified it as far as I’m aware. It just seemed that we sang that purely in an attempt to be relevant and cool, which is not the point when you’re worshipping God! I couldn’t really feel that I was worshipping in singing that song. I would much rather have sung something like Happy Day with lines like ‘You washed my sin away’, ‘Death is beaten you have rescued me’ and ‘Jesus is alive!’.

I’m not completely against anything non-Christian though! We did squidge in an extra bridge in the middle of Blessed Be Your Name
‘It’s so clear now that you are all that I have
I have no fear ’cause you are all that I have ‘
which is from the Snow Patrol song You’re all I have. But the words are so appropriate so I was much happier with it.

Don’t know if this is just me getting old and boring, or if it’s actually a valid opinion! Who knows!