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Dement describes herself as an agnostic, but she grew up in a Pentecostal Christian home in Arkansas. Her mother, a believing Christian, seems to shape her art to this day, which is why there are so many songs in her repertoire about Mom, and about God.
One of my favorite of her songs is the one we'll listen to today, called "Let the Mystery Be." Don't be fooled by the lyrics. While it sounds like, simply, a relativist's plea for dogmatic Christians to abandon their certainties and leave her alone, I think there's more here. Let's listen to Iris Dement, and then talk about what it means to live a life story that is, to us, a mystery.
Source: Moore to the Point
Russell D. Moore is Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he also serves as Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics.