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Christians and Popular Culture - Who Said This?

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Two quotes regarding "Christian" music and "Christian" culture. Who said them?

When you make loving Christ sound just like loving your boyfriend, you can do damage to both your faith and your ballad. That's true when you create a sanitized version of bands like Nirvana or artists like Jay-Z, too: You shoehorn a message that's essentially about obeying authority into a genre that's rebellious and nihilistic, and the result can be ugly, fake, or just limp.


It's always been a stretch to defend Christian pop culture as the path to eternal salvation. Now, they may have to face up to the fact that it's more like an eternal oxymoron.


Just for you to guess,

Frank

5 comments:

Peter B said...

Hanna Rosin?

Don Johnson said...

the intrepid Scott Aniol?

Maranatha!
Don Johnson
Jer 33.3

Don Johnson said...

ah... I see Peter b is right. I still think Scott is intrepid, though.

Maranatha!
Don Johnson
Jer 33.3

Frank Sansone said...

Peter is correct.

Peter - Did you already read this or did you find it via search? If you found it via search, I should have clarified that this is not allowed! (I will have to take back the very expensive prize you are going to get for being the first one to guess - oh, wait, there is no prize!)

I am tempted to delete your answer to see what kind of guesses I get, but that would probably be unfair.

I hope to actually comment on the article in more depth soon - perhaps later tonight or tomorrow.

Frank

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