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Quantum 179 – 2021 in Song and Scripture – the Ten ‘C’s

In this final Quantum of the year we look at the 10 ‘C’s  of 2021 – Countries, Climate Change, Cities, Comfort, China, Catastrophism, Cancel Culture, Children, Crying and Covid.  We use my top ten Spotify songs for 2021.    To each of these ten we add a verse of Scripture…and we end with my Christian song of the year – a reminder that the Church should now sing of its coming King…

The List starting with no.10 (click on the links to hear the songs).  This is a list sent to me from Spotify about my most listened to tracks in 2021.

10.  Countries  – Rivers of Babylon – Boney M –   Ps 19;14 – “May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my mouth be acceptable in your sight”

9. Climate Change  – Dreams – Fleetwood Mac –  Proverbs 29:18 – “Without vision the people perish”

8. Cities – Beautiful City Across the River – Dave Alvin – Hebrews 13:14 –  Here we have no continuing city…but we are looking for the city that is to come

7. Comfort – Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd   – Isaiah 40:1 “Comfort, comfort my people says the Lord your God ”

6. China – Rasputin – Boney M Psalm 2:10-12 – Kiss the Son

5. Catastrophism – Paint it Black –  the Rolling Stones –  Isaiah 61:1-3 – Beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning.

4. Cancel Culture – Brown Sugar – the Stones  – Matthew 11:28 – Come to me all you who are weary and heavy laden….

3.  Children – Cannibals – Mark Knopfler – Mark 9:42  “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea.’

2. Crying/Commiseration – Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd –Revelation 14:13 – “Then I heard a voice from heaven say, ‘Write this: blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.’ ‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘they will rest from their labour, for their deeds will follow them.’

1. Covid – Paranoid – Black Sabbath –  Is. 43:1   “But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel; Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.  When you pass through the waters I will be with you…”

But my theme song for 2021 is a song that is not on Spotify – here are the St Petes congregation singing “Saviour of the World’.  Let the Church now sing of its coming king….

Catch up on the Christmas special here – Quantum 178 – 2021 Christmas Special…Joy to the World in the Vale of Tears for the Virgin Birth

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  1. There is an enormous omission: 10 CC’s (renamed) Ozzie Holiday –
    I don’t like cricket, I love it.

  2. I was a bit dissappointed when I realised that the only songs on your list that contain quotes direct from the Bible was Rivers of Babylon. This is a good article, very well written and quite clever.

  3. Hi There.
    I hope you can help me..
    Actually my granddaughter in Newcastle.
    I’ve always enjoyed your interviews with Janet Parshal and now there you are in Australia.
    Anyway. My daughter. Husband and three children attend small Anglican Church in Newcastle. They are visiting us in California and we went to the Rock church today in San Diego. Needless to say the 14 year old loves the big church stuff and it’s energy.
    I am 70 and used to have to go to student events called YFC in order to be with lots of other young christiAns.
    Anyway, as a visiting evangelist in NSW do you know of special programs for
    Christian youth? Anywhere near Newcastle? Student bible studies even. I know she went to an Anglican camp for a weekend and loved it.
    I tried looking on line but came up empty.
    Hope you can help.
    LeeAnn Stangl
    1358 Vicki Lane
    Nipomo CA

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