The popular rock duo Simon & Garfunkel played in many locations over the years. One of their first guest appearances in the 1960s was on a Canadian television series called Let’s Sing Out. The show demonstrated audience engagement when college students across Canada joined guest music stars performing popular and popular pop songs.
On February 17, 1966, the duo played “Sound of Silence,” and Simon took a minute to explain the song…in 1966…54 years ago…
Listen to his explanation; listen to the song again…really listen…and recognize how contemporary…almost amazingly so…the song remains.
Some of you are aware that Ray Boltz, who recorded many, many hit songs back in the day, was perhaps the first artist who claimed to be Christian to “come out” as a homosexual (and left his wife and children). Read about it here.
I met and spoke with him a few times when I was on Family Life Network/Ministry staff. I was…and am…stunned by his surrender to homosexuality.
But what to do with his songs/videos?
Obviously (I hope) I do not endorse his lifestyle. Homosexual behavior is sin (as is premarital sex, extramarital sex, etc). Oh…and gluttony…and gossip…
But I still read the Psalms; and David was an adulterer and murderer (yes, and, praise God; a repentant one…an avenue that is still open to Boltz).
So with that caveat I urge you to get a slice of bread…because this is pretty cheesy…but I love the song and I think the possibility is more a probability that some American Christians will have the opportunity for martyrdom…as happens all over the world now.
So here is “I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb”:
Yeah, I know it is Wednesday…yesterday got away from me, in fact:
Last week a friend introduced me to “Mona Lisa Twins.”
So on this TTT I present them covering “Morning Has Broken.”