When we say “get up”, what do we mean?

Why should JB have all the fun singing about being a “Sex Machine”? I want to see this kind of joyous energy in WORSHIP! If we’re not this happy and energized by worship, what are we missing?

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About liberalreligiongetsloud

Contemporary Music and Worship Director (retired), First Unitarian, Albuquerque NM
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2 Responses to When we say “get up”, what do we mean?

  1. David T says:

    Clarify this. Are you talking about bringing energy similar to James Brown into the church? Or are talking about using James Brown – his recordings, his signature songs – in the worship service?

    Cuz if it’s the latter, seems like a bad idea. Sex Machine is, obviously, a very profane, transgressive song. Brown himself lived a louche life – the domestic violence, the out of wedlock kids, the charges of rape, the assaults, the weapons charges.

    I want Sunday morning to be sacred time. When I listen to Black congregations’ Sunday radio shows, they’ve got a lot of high-energy gospel music. But. Not. James. Brown.

  2. Sorry, I thought I was being clear about the attraction. Joyous energy. Happy and energized. Not “Sex Machine”, just JB’s energy.

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