Posts Tagged ‘Christian music’

a Growing Concern

October 24, 2016

In the past, I have mentioned listening to WTGS radio both online as well as when I’m driving.

A few years ago, the general manager of the station – who had been at the position for nearly twenty years – passed on and a new fellow came on board.

Since then, many of the favorite songs and artists I had enjoyed listening to simply vanished and another group of artists predominated the broadcast day.

Change is fine and I do not advocate playing the same music ’til the end of time but even as new songs were released before, they had been worked into the play library. The oldies were played less often but they did not simply vanish from the airwaves as these seem to have.

Nowadays, I find myself listening to them less and less as their playlist has become focused on several artists and groups that play what could be called militaristic Christian fare.

It sounds more appropriate to a Joshua’s Army rally than a contemporary Christian station.

But maybe that’s just me.

I cannot think what might be the purpose of so many songs glorifying war in God’s name rather than exemplifying the Prince of Peace.

Some conspiracy theory friends have some ideas about that, however.


What If, indeed!

November 11, 2012

There is a popular Christian song played frequently on the radio and many people have played it for their more logical thinking friends and it has had an impact.

The song is “What If” by Nichole Nordeman. The song was written by Sofie Livebrant, a Swedish folk artist.

It is a very interesting song and perfect in all but one line.

“What if you dig way down, deeper than your simple-minded friends…”

Does anyone see something wrong with that line? I mean, other than me?

In a religious philosophy based on the principle of being non-judgmental – recall the story about casting the first stone? – where does anyone get the idea that calling someone’s friends “simple-minded” is a proper Christian response to anything?

Some may think, “Well, yeah but those people are simple-minded…” Sigh! Perhaps you need to spend more time reading scripture than interacting with others who hold to differing belief systems.

As you should have noticed by now, the Creator seems to have delighted in making a wide variety in all things. There are many varieties of different fruits, vegetables, birds, dogs, plants, insects, fish… and a wide variety of differences in people as well.

Christians proclaim that the only way to the Father is through Christ. It is a fundamental belief in the Christian faith but how does that fit into the rich diversity the Almighty has put before us?

If we were all created to be so different, should there not be some reason for it?

Besides, if the only way to the Father is through Jesus, I guess we can just write off all the people that came before Jesus, huh?

What if Christians dug a little deeper? Imagine what might be discovered about the plan of the Almighty!