Monday, October 08, 2007

Speaking in Tongues follow up

After posting the "Speaking in Tongues" video from The Elms, I remembered back to the time when we played that song on the radio. (For those who don't know, I spent 11 years in Christian radio). I vaguely remember hearing the guys from the band explaining the song. The 'speaking in tongues' phrase isn't really a reference to the spiritual gift of speaking in tongues. It's really a play on words that has a lot more to do with Christianese - the biblical "language" that Christians speak that comes across either as holier than thou or else in a way that is not easily understood by others.

In that respect, the point of the song is more along the line that we can do and say all kinds of things, but the one thing that people will truly "get" is love. And again, my purpose here is always to point out that this way of life - the life of love - is not automatic. It's something we grow in as we dig our roots deeper down into grace and as we encourage each other day by day.

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