Paul's Passing Thoughts

What is it About that Song?

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on August 19, 2013

ppt-jpeg4I was recently introduced to a song performed by the rap duo Dani and Lizzy. The song was inspired by the passing of people close to them in recent years. Though I do not know for certain, I would say the song was not written from a Christian perspective.

I found myself captivated by the song, but didn’t know why. After some thought, I concluded that I am drawn to the song by its hopeful questions. I will never be persuaded that there is any other biblical message than that of hope for the living.

I think the song also strikes a chord in my heart because of the ministry that I am in. It is my job to understand the hopeless metaphysics of Gnostic fools dressed in priestly garb. In a life that constantly dogs us with tragedy and death, I see the resurrections in the Bible performed by Christ and the apostles as shattering this world’s paradigm with the blinding light of hope while my subjects see it as a statement on mankind’s worthlessness and possible winning ticket in the lottery of election. I think I am drawn to the song’s yearning for hope, a hope that can always be found in God and His word.

But more than anything, I think I am drawn to the song because of it’s hopeful, intelligent questions about what really matters. This is striking to me because in our day Christians don’t know how to ask questions. Not only are Christians theologically dumbed down, they don’t even know what questions to ask, much less how to answer any. So, the song asks questions that most Christians can’t answer.

That needs to change. We should be able to adorn the gospel with beautiful answers to these beautiful questions.



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  1. paulspassingthoughts said, on August 19, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Reblogged this on Clearcreek Chapel Watch.


  2. trust4himonly said, on August 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Pretty voice she has….

    Paul, I like listening to some secular songs (as long as they are decent and not vulgar) – I find that some of these artists tend to be very honest about what they are going through and the questions they are asking. This should give us a heart for the lost to provide the real hope in Jesus Christ. My heart has a burden for these young adults for they definitely are crying out for answers.


    • paulspassingthoughts said, on August 20, 2013 at 7:10 AM

      Yes, I agree.


  3. Argo said, on August 20, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Hi Paul,

    When you get a moment, will you check out my latest post on my blog? It regards Wade Burelson’s cataclysmic breach of reason over on Wartburg Watch. I think you will get a kick out of it.


    • paulspassingthoughts said, on August 20, 2013 at 6:53 PM

      Will do.


  4. Dianne said, on April 13, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Its a pretty and haunting song, but it is not Biblically based.


    • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on April 13, 2015 at 10:20 AM


      Neither is Protestantism biblically based. Neither does Protestantism ask any relevant questions. The fact that the song is “haunting” makes it more valuable than any of the quasi-gospel songs vomited out in the institutional churches on a weekly basis. Protestant hymnals are chock-full of songs based on the false gospel of progressive justification. Oh that more Protestant songs were at least, “haunting.”


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