In this message we're going to talk about God's love, beauty and truth as it's found in the life and music of Neil Young.
“The task of prophetic ministry is to nurture, nourish and evoke a consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousnessand perception of the dominant culture around us...”
Theologian Walter Brueggemann in The Prophetic Imagination, pg 13
“The birds, he says, "are a messenger to mankind.”
Neil Young in an Independent News interview, September 2005
Cranes know when it's time to move south for winter.
And robins, warblers, and bluebirds
know when it's time to come back again.
But my people? My people know nothing,
not the first thing of God and his rule.
The prophet Jeremiah 8:7, MSG
“America is in deep crisis but not beyond redemption.”
Neil Young in Rolling Stone interview, August 21, 2003
‘Prophecy does two things; it criticizes and energizes’
Theologian Walter Brueggemann in The Prophetic Imagination
“This is a time, I believe, of great inner turmoil... There is a new morality coming out of this administration -- fundamentalist religious views; a holier-than-thou attitude towards the rest of the world”
Neil Young, Rolling Stone, August 21, 2003
“It's this I-know-better-than-you mentality again, playing a holier-than-thou part instead of just living your own part. Wipe that ugly sneer off your own face and you might be fit to offer a washcloth to your neighbor.”
Jesus in Luke 6:41
“Remember not the former things, nor consider things of old. Behold I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?”
The prophet Isaiah 43:18-19