Drake Alexander Posted May 11, 2018 Report Share Posted May 11, 2018 3 minutes ago, Wolfen said: I found this excellent article by Lisa Gungor about modern Christian music. Highlights: "The way of Jesus is anything but safe, anything but comfortable; all of the insiders were called out, all of the outsiders called holy and blessed." "I have found, sometimes when I try to cover the ache with something positive, it only does that, covers. But when I let my heart plunge into the place I am running from and face it, peace is found. My pain isn’t covered, it is seen and shared." "I am a huge believer in sharing our pain because it is where I have felt the most profound moments of my life." Some of her points about Christian music mirror arguments by Bono in this similar Huffington Post article calling for Christian music to be more honest. The article actually discusses a documentary about Bono's friendship with author Eugene Peterson. I'll post it below because it's relevant. I have always had my reserves about Christian music. Maybe I'm what some may call a "legalist" but, I really love music that embodies and represents God as the Bible shows. I like types of music as a personal taste but, when music dedicated to praising, I feel it needs a harmony, message, and order. I'm a believer of orchestra, classical Christian music but, in the times we live, music is a delicate concept. If you are a Christian you know what is the specialty of the Enemy. So, when choosing music to praise the Lord, that's my position. There's a seminar given by a pastor called Karl Tsatalbasilis about Music in the Last Days. He goes into detail about how people praised in the Bible and what is the stance, according to the Bible, with types of praise to the Lord. One part is on YouTube if it interesses you. Nice post. 1 Quote Link to comment
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