The Countercultural Spirit of Bob Dylan - John Van Sloten

October 26, 2008

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryIn this message we’ll look at the counter-cultural Spirit in behind Bob Dylan.

“The answer, my friend, is blowin in the wind,
The answer is blowin in the wind.”
Bob Dylan, Blowin in the Wind

“Can you find your way to where lightning is launched,
or to the place from which the wind blows?”
God to Job in Job 38:22, MSG

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.
So it is with everyone born of the Spirit."
Jesus in John 3:8, NIV

"[When I was young] I had this feeling that I was born very far away from where I was supposed to be, so....I'm on my way home."
Bob Dylan, No Direction Home

“They tell me everything is going to be all right,
but I don’t know what all right even means”
Dylan in Tryin to Get to Heaven

“This is the way life basically should be. Western materialistic affluence coupled with two thirds world world poverty is normal. A proliferation of cheap and useless consumer goods is normal. Environmental collapse is normal. Dedicating one’s life to economic growth is normal. People living for the weekend is normal. A throwaway society is normal. Deficit financing is normal. Rapid and greedy resource depletion is normal. But Canadian poet and songwriter Bruce Cockburn tells us at this point that ‘the trouble with normal is that is always gets worse’.
Brian Walsh in Subversive Christianity, page

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March 23, 2013
This is grand...don't worry, Bob is here. Better yet, JESUS is HERE. Bob is
just a person like all of us, not to be worshiped, but he sees and is able
to tell the story very very well of our so very very precarious
position...and he don't mince words, and he don't care if you like it or
not. There is trickery all around...but then JESUS is always HERE to pull it
down to TRUTH...selah:)

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September 21, 2012
You Sinners! I wanted bob dylan!

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August 06, 2012
Some of the finest videos on You Tube. Peace, Eric.

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July 01, 2012
First of all..don't say to me "God loves me"
You are not God! so don't take his words...ok?

Second off all Abortion and Gays are natural!
abortion is happing in natural, so surgical abortion is the same!

Do not say God at all...Do not say words by God
Do not be in the the role of God..Do not say what God did
Do not say what punishment he will give me or bless me

You are not God! you are just little a human...Do not take any responsibilities that not YOURS!

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August 23, 2011
Clearly delusional. Many of these artist don't even believe their lyrics, but you do.
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January 11, 2011
Yo, New Hope Church, I'm really happy for you, I'mma let you finish, but Flying Spaghetti Monster had one of the best churches of all time. One of the best churches of all time!
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July 02, 2010
Strike a match and light anew,
cause it's all over now baby blue.

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June 12, 2010
How about the illusion of religion, and the oppressive idea of condemnation, salvation, and belief that only I have access to the kingdom? All religions are first and foremost a form of philosophy. Your piousness is so blatant it's dangerous!

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October 07, 2009
Rock on .... and watch out for the broken glass!

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September 18, 2009
Who cares about lyrics,videos etc, stand up from your fat ase's and dance...

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September 17, 2009
Bob's just telling like it is.

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August 23, 2009
seems like the aftermath of a nuclear bomb

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July 31, 2009
Its hard to get into some of the Bob, but this song has that great groove and guitar so its easy to like the first time hearing it.

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July 28, 2009
Very interesting. Everyone wants to get into the act.

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July 13, 2009
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this is a horrid video
The sound of this song does not create such a negative landscape this vid portrays. I wish peeps would stop believin this refers to death and destruction or wars, always a war in a dylan interpretation. And it has nothing to do with God. You ever hear Dylan reference him in the song or say Everythings broken, God's the glue? In fact the song offers no solution
But t each is own. Believe what ya will lads
Still a dope song

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June 10, 2009
wow, talk about reading too much into lyrics......

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June 09, 2009
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YE HA,blood runs bridal deep on a horse,thats somewhere in the book of love,RIght?try revelations,wow thars alot of blood,cuts through 10s of 1000s,yeha theres alot of people around everywhere,BRING IT ON,whats god doin,EVERY THING IS BROKEN

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March 17, 2009
This country has turned into ONE BIG CRACK HOUSE.....
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January 21, 2009
Amen! "...this is a humbling moment. A rightful recognition that we are dependent human beings..." The human life was created to be a dependent one (as signified by God presenting Himself to man as the Tree of Life). Independence of God is man's fundamental error. He has become alienated from God's life and now lives for 100 years at best. He unplugged from the AC and went to battery power, but all batteries die. Turn to Him that you may live again. Man can receive God's own eternal life!

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January 20, 2009
"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in."

Leonard Cohen (Anthem)

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December 29, 2008
Well, "you gotta serve somebody"
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