Billy Corgan, God, and Rock Music

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In a recent interview Billy Corgan was asked what themes he was exploring musically, now that he's done with the whole "Here I am, ripping my heart open"-gestalt, and he quickly answered, "God": CORGAN: God. I once did—a big American magazine was doing a thing called, "The Future of Rock".RAJPAL: Yes.CORGAN: And, you know, they asked 50 artists, "What's the future of rock?" And my answer was, "God." And they said, "What do you mean?" And I said, "Well, God's the third rail of -" What is … [Read more...]

Surprise, Your Favorite Band is a Christian Band! Now What?

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BuzzFeed recently posted one of their list articles titled "11 Bands You Might Not Realize Are Christian," which, as the title implies, lists several musical outfits whose faith might be a mystery to their fans. Frankly, the entire article strikes me as rather odd. For starters, if we're talking about artists that people apparently had no clue were Christians, then using U2, Sufjan Stevens, and Evanescence as examples doesn't make much sense since anyone with even a passing familiarity would … [Read more...]

Christian Appreciation of "Secular" Music

I love music. I have a larger than average collection of it. The rapid growth of the internet with regard to music has opened my eyes to a wealth of thoughtful song writers who produce beautiful music. I think good music, "Christian" or "secular" is worth celebrating and consequently Jason and I recently launched Grace Notes: a weekly column exploring signs of common grace in the world of music. If we really believe that God created all things, then appreciating beauty is a Christian issue.I … [Read more...]


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