Lily Allen backs Bible study group using her song

Lily Allen agrees with The Bishop Of Sheffield, who has called for people to listen to her song ‘The Fear’ as part of a Bible study course.

The BBC reports that the course, which is in preparation for Easter, has been drawn up by the Right Reverend Dr Steven Croft. A radio-friendly version of the track is included.

Dr Croft said The Fear’s theme of materialism captured a “certain spirit” of contemporary culture.

“There is a pretty clear instruction in the book to group leaders to check out the lyrics first and to make sure that they use the version that is played on the radio, not the unexpurgated version,” he said.

Dr Croft recommends the “clever” song to churchgoers taking part in the five-week course.

“I think it captures a certain spirit of contemporary culture,” he added.

“I am not commending it as a way to think, but the song sums up a particular way of seeing the world which is very common, which is confused and afraid but also confident.”

“I think she has captured something of the spirit of the age there.”

Lily herself tweeted a link to the story and with the message: “Quite right!”