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The Cross & the Jukebox: R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion”

In today’s episode of The Cross & the Jukebox, we take a break from country music to cover R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion.” In a time when stories of people leaving the faith have become all too common, the song has become a sort of anthem for many. For many, this is less about cognitive decisions, and more about how religion has been used as a tool for power and maintaining cultural norms. This song functions as a lament at this contradiction between what the faith says and how the faithful act. 

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We live in a fearful and cowardly time. The crisis we face is not a crisis of clarity but a crisis of courage.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Editor in Chief of Christianity Today and is the author of the forthcoming book Losing Our Religion: An Altar Call for Evangelical America (Penguin Random House).