Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dylan :"these are people that aren’t familiar with the Book of Acts"

Amazing new interview with Dylan in the new Rolling Stone..including his thoughts on his being transfigured!

It's not online. but here are some excerpts; thanks to David Zahl, who notes that  Dylan "stands almost prophetically outside of time and circumstance. The man thinks in eternal terms":

Do you ever worry that people interpreted your work in misguided ways? For example, some people still see “Rainy Day Women” as coded about getting high.

  It doesn’t surprise me that some people would see it that way. But these are people that   aren’t familiar with the Book of Acts…

When you say religious songs…

Newly written songs, but one that are traditionally motivated.

More like “Slow Train Coming”?

       No. No. Not at all. They’re more like “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.”

No kind of life is fulfilling if your soul hasn’t been redeemed…

...These are the same people that tried to pin the name Judas on me. Judas, the most hated name in human history! If you think you’ve been called a bad name, try to work your way out from under that. Yeah, and for what? For playing an electric guitar? As if that is in some kind of way equitable to betraying our Lord and delivering him up to be crucified. All those evil m-----s can rot in hell. 

See also:

The Dark Side of Dylan | Christianity Today Yes, his new album delves deeply into the shadows. But then, so does the gospel. by John J. Thompson


Bob Dylan: a pilgrim caught in a Tempest byJohn J. Thompson


Dylan at the Foot of the Cross :Longtime disciple? Converted soldier? Secular prophet? The questions linger as the troubadour turns 70.


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