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I am thinking about Miley Cyrus and theology as I compare these three videos for her huge hit “We Can’t Stop.” One is the “Director’s Cut” of her official music video:

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And the second is her Brady-Bunch-like live-video version with The Roots and Jimmy Fallon:

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And the third is her recent Saturday Night Live performance:

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These videos, in their visual differences, had me focused more than ever on the song that unites them, and within that song, on the lyrics that have drawn so much attention. The most sing-able line is also the chorus: ” ‘Cause we can’t stop, and we won’t stop.” It is an unusual invocation. It can be (more…)