1. Jesus Online

From the recording Something You Already Know

Mark and I both loved Ry Cooder's soulful version of "Jesus On the Mainline." This is just a little update. The old "Mainline" song meant that God was accessible. It was as easy as Sheriff Taylor in Mayberry picking up the phone and saying, "Sarah, get me Jesus." But now you'd have to dial 20 digits and enter a passcode, and then you'd get the recording: "Thank you for calling Heaven's automated prayer line. Your call is very important to us. For praise or thanksgiving, press 1. If you have sins to confess, press 2 . . . . "