Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Quick Word About Michael

We just resurfaced from the concrete river heading east. Seeing the Internet again, and CNN I noticed every where is plastered the news of Michael's death.

I was just thinking again, with a Christian monist perspective (believing that this physical world has great value in God's eyes) I would say that Michael's talent was a reflection of God Himself. His voice, lyrics, dance . . . all, to me, shouts of God's greatness. You don't have to divide art into "Christian" Vs "Non-Christian" forms to know if you should appreciated them. I believe that you can deeply enjoy incredible videos like "Thriller" without guilt . . . or fear that demons are behind every bush.

He, of course, became the punching bag from many Evangelicals because of his presumed guilt of child molestation. I give him the benefit of a doubt. Maybe he had poor judgment in a lot of areas . . . but most of us do.

Thanks Michael for sharing God's creativity with us. I hope that you got to know the real Jesus Himself.

7 comments:

Don Hendricks said...

Well said, and what a kind and enjoyable perspective to live by. I downloaded Thriller from Itunes last year and every song has a unique message and skill in performance. I also piled on about the charges and am trying to change that attitude in the future.

pennyyak said...

Off the subject (not strange for me), but related to your post on church experience in 50 years - the virtual church -
http://www.liturgy.co.nz/blog/virtual-eucharist/1078

Are you getting prophetic on us, MJ?

pennyyak said...

Forgot this one -
http://digital.leadnet.org/2009/06/church-online-offers-virtual-worship-and-community.html

Jaimie said...

I love Michael's music. It's been great hearing it on the radio this week. It is so happy.

MJ said...

Weird Pennyyak. I wonder where this will lead. I suspect if appearance is paramount, then the Internet is a great medium.

MJ said...

Jaimie, I was having a discussion about Michael Jackson with my niece yesterday. She happened to preach the service at my in-law's Lutheran church this morning and she spent some time talking about the beauty of Michael's music. He will be missed.

Molly Aley said...

Well said. It's so good to appreciate the imageo Dei all around us.