I Scream Sunday
I don’t listen to music much anymore. I find it more distracting than helpful. But when I did listen, my preferences fell a bit out of mainstream. The band, One Bad Pig, proves my point. Let’s just say their music is an acquired taste. (They were an 80s, Christian, punk, screamo band—and I liked them!)
Their classic song “I Scream Sunday” is a lament over the shallowness of Sunday-only Christians, while offering hope for something more. In fact, they insist there’s something more, if only Jesus’ followers are willing to see it and embrace it—or as they say, to dream.
On many a Sunday, this song was my pre-church anthem—maybe it still is. The words draw me to God, crying with him over what is, while yearning for what can be, for what should be. For me, it’s a powerful call to repentance and an imperative push for a deeper, nonconventional commitment to the savior of the world and our life within the world he created.
Today, as “I scream Sunday,” I reject status quo religion and pursue a vibrant Jesus faith in action. Will you join me?
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical spirituality to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.