the downward spiral of Audrey Assad

the downward spiral of Audrey Assad March 15, 2021

I’m sure you don’t want to hear that countless people are still praying for you Audrey, but they are, and your story is not over.

CHRISTIAN OPINION: For awhile now, we have been witnessing someone’s downward spiral, with the same terror that I guess one would experience if witnessing an actual falling angel.

Audrey Assad has turned from the faith (apostasy, backsliding, whatever you want to call it).

She is almost gleefully exploring heterodoxy.  Furthermore, she is instructing others to do so with brief teaching blurbs that are attempts to discredit the true faith.

When it all started, I had hoped that she would at least slip quietly into secular music and make good inspired music apart from the faith.

No, that isn’t enough.  She feels compelled to teach against the faith, someone who has had such an anointed Christian voice over the years.

Instead of righteous indignation, all I can think of to express my feelings is an old song by Michael W. Smith, “I Miss the Way,” from his I 2 (EYE) project.


Smitty | I Miss The Way

I’m sure you don’t want to hear that countless people are still praying for you Audrey, but they are, and your story is not over.

So, play in the fields of heterodoxy as countless apostates before you have done.

Run all you want . . .

but you may find yourself running blindly into His arms again if you’re not careful.


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One of the reasons I feel compelled to briefly speak of Audrey Assad’s plight is because she has been a prolific singer/songwriter.

Audrey is not only an indie artist.  She is also a worship artist who has even recorded modern hymns.

Worship teams around the globe have probably heard of or utilized some of her songs.  These same teams will now need to decide what to do with her corpus of modern Christian worship.

If you are in that position, and all of this is new news to you, then I pray for discernment for your team.  Although I truly believe Audrey Assad has carried an anointing with her all these years that has been transposed into her singing and songwriting, worship leaders and pastoral staffs are in the throes of making difficult decisions.


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