"Jesus Is A Friend of Mine" - Hot Christian Rock!

Check this out - I want it on my playlist. It's got that rhythm you can't get out of your head!

But as cheesy as this is, this is how the world views Christianity's cheap and hackneyed pop-music machine. Think Grits are hard-hitting gangster rap? Zoegirl is a hip diva group? Demon Hunter is serious metal?

I'm sorry, but not only is Christian music rarely culturally relevant, but it's usually downright embarrassing...




Christians need to stop copying pop-culture and start trying to actually create something unique and beautiful. Art, anyone?

4 comments:

Casey said...

I totally agree, the only question christian musicians (I avoid the term artist) need to ask is can they combine ART with JESUS... is it any wonder an excellent christian artist almost always goes 'secular'?

nate said...

I was JUST discussing this subject with my wife. We were talking about the absolute lack of creative originality in Christian culture. You've heard of the website, http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com, right? It was only a matter of time before someone came up with http://stuffchristianslike.blogspot.com.

Spare me!

The last Christian album I purchased was by The Lassie Foundation, like 8 years ago.

2Pete said...

Casey, thanks bro.

Whoa, Nate - I've enjoyed "Stuff White People..." in the past, but here we go: a Christianized version of Christian Kitsch. Isn't it interesting that often SATIRES of Christian culture are inevitably a part of that same culture when coming from the inside? I think of the playful critique of the "Christian Culture Survival Guide," a little book that was [I think] released through Relevant Publishing.

HCJoel said...

Well, at one point, Grits were decent hip hop. And Demon Hunter IS actually widely accepted within metal. Sure, some magazines will make sure they attach the 'Christian' label to it but that's not the band's issue.

If you want the MP3 of Sonseed, let me know. I ripped the audio. 'He is a like a mountie, he always gets his man!' ZAP!

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