Thursday, November 29, 2007

Every Grain of Sand A Perfect Finished Plan by Paul Thomas

I don't usually respond to other contributors' articles but John Stokes' well researched and scholarly essay Dylan and The Sick Rose (Dignity 3) on Dylan's Every Grain Of Sand prompted me to write on this song. From the beginning I could accept the research that John Stokes had put in and appreciate the connections he was making but I could not accept his assertion that Every Grain of Sand is not a religious song (in the sense of being biblically inspired or rooted in an orthodox religious tradition). CLICK HERE to read more

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

It's alright, ma. I'm only preaching

The latest study of Bob Dylan's work could have Christian scholars singing in the aisles CLICK HERE to read more

Saturday, November 17, 2007

"Please Pray For Bob Dylan" Asks His Former Pastor (1999)

ANAHEIM, CA (April 25, 1999) - Bob Dylan's former pastor, Kenn Gulliksen, has asked Christians around the world to pray for Bob Dylan. He also said that Dylan has never renounced his faith in Jesus Christ and that "God is not through with him yet." CLICK HERE to read more

You Gotta Serve Somebody

I like Bob Dylan. Sometimes, approximately 18% of the time, I actually understand what he is saying. In 1979, he said "You gotta serve somebody." He was right. The question is not whether we will serve. We all do, and we all will. The questions are 1) whom and/or what we will serve, and 2) whether we will serve as free people or as slaves. These are fundamental questions, and the Bible offers profound answers. CLICK HERE to read more

Gotta Serve Somebody Sermon preached by by Dave Skidmore, 26 Aug 2007

Some months back I heard that song -- I think it was background music on a Sopranos re-run -- and I had an immediate, indignant reaction. I thought, “What do you mean? I gotta serve somebody? I don’t have to serve nobody. I serve myself -- buddy.” Then I asked myself, “Why the pique?” CLICK HERE to read more

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Relationship Between 90&9 and.... Bob Dylan

Many posts the last few months have thrown around ideas as to what makes good music, how to musically get out of a stale box, how to play effectively, how to lyrically make something spiritually legitimate, etc. I would have never imagined finding a music project that, for me, congealed many of the above elements in the most unlikely of characters…Bob Dylan. CLICK HERE to read more

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Local Church Celebrates 'U2charist'

RALEIGH, N.C.--People gathered to take communion at the Church of the Good Shepherd. But Bishop Michael Curry says this is no ordinary Sunday service. CLICK HERE to read more

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Valdemar: Saving Grace - TBR 11/28

To be released November 28 by Zebra Art Records in Sweden, Norway and Finland is Saving Grace: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan CLICK HERE to read more

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

America's Music: The Worship Rock Scene

NEW YORK TIMES VIDEO- The worship rock scene at High Desert Church in Victorville, Ca. CLICK HERE to watch

Suffering, Evil and the Existence of God

In Book 10 of Milton’s “Paradise Lost,” Adam asks the question so many of his descendants have asked: why should the lives of billions be blighted because of a sin he, not they, committed? (“Ah, why should all mankind / For one man’s fault… be condemned?”) He answers himself immediately: “But from me what can proceed, / But all corrupt, both Mind and Will depraved?” Adam’s Original Sin is like an inherited virus. Although those who are born with it are technically innocent of the crime – they did not eat of the forbidden tree – its effects rage in their blood and disorder their actions. CLICK HERE to read more

Plugging in to Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — Mike Day, singer and guitarist, gathered his rock band around him. Dressed in a faded black T-shirt, jeans and skateboard sneakers, he bent his shaved head. “God,” he said, “I hope these songs we sing will be much more than the music. CLICK HERE to read more

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Dylan lyrics show religious themes

Steven Heine stops short of calling Bob Dylan a master of Zen Buddhism. CLICK HERE to read more

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Bread, Wine and U2

Band's songs fuel Eucharist services. CLICK HERE to read more WHY NOT BOB DYLAN?

Jerry Wexler Talks Bob Dylan Slow Train Coming (1 of 3)

Legendary music producer talks about meeting Bob Dylan and how he came to produce Bob Dylan's Slow Train Coming. CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube Video

Jerry Wexler Talks Bob Dylan Slow Train Coming (2 of 3)

Legendary music producer Jerry Wexler talks about being in the studio and the recording of Slow Train Coming with Bob Dylan. CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube Video

Jerry Wexler Talks Bob Dylan Slow Train Coming (3 of 3)

Legendary producer Jerry Wexler talks about producing Bob Dylan's Slow Train Coming album and what it means to him. CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube Video

Simple Gifts, Complex Spirituality

The Jewish head of the Boston Camerata collaborates with an acclaimed Finnish choreographer to shine a light on Shaker worship. CLICK HERE to read more
“The highest form of song is prayer.”
-Bob Dylan

STOCKHOLM 04.05.2002

Just a few days after performing at the 2002 Grammy's, Bob Dylan recorded a new re-write of "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" for "Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan" with longtime friend Mavis Staples. One month later he would kick off a new tour in Stockholm Sweden and perform Solid Rock (what many consider the theme song to his gospel era concerts) for the first time in 20 years. Dylan would continue to perform this rousing song as well as other gospel era songs at numerous concerts across Europe and beyond. The two-time Grammy nominated compilation would be released on Sony/Columbia one year later on April 1, 2003.

Sinead O'Connor - Property Of Jesus