I came of age with the British Invasion of the Beatles and Paul McCartney still rocks the house. It was an interesting extravaganza of movement and music and a picture of our cultures rise and fall. The hymns at the beginning when in a simpler time trust in God and hunger for spiritual things kept the center together, all the way to a celebration of childhood stories to the cacophony of modern music and the internet. I liked it.
These international sporting traditions beyond all the expensive electronics and fireworks really do celebrate the human spirit of achievement and discipline of the body and mind, and the diversity which we really do need to get an understanding of.in America and in the western church. The new Jerusalem will not look like a homogenized gathering.