Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Re-Fusing Form and Content

Let me know what you guys think of this...? This article is from Relevant Magazine. The CD link that I've posted is "Into The Cauldron" by Mike Marshall & Chris Thile. Its an amazing album. Re-Fusing Form and Content By: Brett McCracken I was in the audience this past summer in Oxford, England, when Pastor Rick Warren (Purpose-Driven new statesman of evangelicalism) made a comment in a plenary address that has stuck with me: “There is no such thing as ‘Christian’ music,” he pronounced in his seasoned style of rhetorical provocation. “There are only Christian lyrics.” Wow. Let that sink in. The statement, though a popular one for Warren (it appears verbatim in The Purpose Driven Life), was by no means the focal point of his largely feel-good address that day, but for many in attendance who believe in the real, communicative presence of art, Warren’s comments bordered on offensive. The pastor overlooks a rich history of Christian art in which... (cont.)

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