Giving something a try tonight. Below is a video of Tom Waits signing his song Come On Up to the House (lyrics). I heard it last week at the Bluegrass Mass at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland. I don’t know what I make of the theology of the song, but I love the line: Come down off the cross, we can use the wood. And it isn’t every songwriter who can gracefully work a quote from Thomas Hobbes into his work.
Anyway, listen to the song, and tell us what you think about it in the comments. THEN, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org suggesting a popular song that you’d like to nominate for us to feature next Monday night. Tell us what moves you about the work from a theological or spiritual point of view, and we will publish your comments along with a link to a performance of the song. If this catches on, we’ll do it every week.