Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
There are some songs you just can't get out of your heads. How come? It's because of something called "processing fluency." It's a technique the apostle Paul uses in today's epistle reading.
For material based on today's OT text, see "No More Glamping in Gilgal," March 14, 2010, at HomileticsOnline.com.
Last summer, the song was everywhere.
"Shut Up and Dance."
If you turned on the radio, went to a mall or attended a wedding reception, you certainly heard this song by the group Walk the Moon. "The woman is my des-tin-y ... She said ooh ooh ohh ... Shut up and dance with me."
Impossible to ignore. Or avoid.
The song was an earworm -- a catchy piece of music that lodges itself deep in your brain. Over the years, there have been many such tunes that get into our heads and then don't ever get out. Think of ...
"Ding, Dong, the Witch is Dead" from The Wizard of Oz.
Disney's "It's a Small World."