State of Play #009 "Unappealing and Nothing New" (Part 6)
by Andrew Funderburk on 2015-04-17 12:00:27

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In finishing my ongoing thoughts for this series, one thing that I consistently hear people say that they would like to hear in Christian music specifically would be honesty. I hear so much honesty in the mainstream about how “great” it’s been breaking up with someone and then moving on to a new flame. I hear songs that glorify getting drunk and the hangover that accompanies it the next morning. After that, it’s time to do it again the next night. How about binging on Twinkies and getting high all the time? That’s what I’m hearing.

It definitely is honesty about their feelings and what they’re thinking. Yet, it’s feelings and thoughts that lead to destroying an individual’s life and sometimes the lives of others. There is a freedom of releasing what’s pent up inside, but at the end of the day, what’s going to fill what’s been let out? Will there be a return to what’s only been known? A return to the vicious cycle that holds no answers, but destruction?

I want to hear honesty in Christian music about things like racism, drugs, sex, getting drunk, physical and verbal abuse, gossip, and the list goes on. It may have to begin with artists simply relating their stories. Yes, the artist may not say Jesus in every other line of the song, but it is the story of their lives that He has given them to relate. Answers can be provided through in music.

If people can gain hope from Robert Downey Jr’s story, we can definitely offer a Greater Hope by relating how we have been changed greatly. Yes, there will be an increase of evil in the world as well, but the light of truth will never be put out. Truth still sets people free. And while we may think that people don’t want truth anymore, it’s our part to speak it and their lives, with the working of the Holy Spirit, to be open to receive it.







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