Those who know me are aware that I only listen to Christian music. The reason for this is primarily because God has blessed me with such a conviction, and the secondary reason is influence. Basically, I can either listen to music that will only bring me down, or I can listen to music that will lift me up. I choose the latter. Because there are artists out there who sell albums under the Christian label, whose lyrics aren’t blatantly about or directed towards God, I have found myself being more and more particular with what I listen too. That is why I often listen to Lecrae, Tedashii, Jesus Disciple, and so on. These men, along with many others, strive to keep their lyrics Christ-centered. I really appreciate that. I have been told about Christian artists in other genres that do the same, but I’m not as familiar with them as I am with the Christian hip hop/rap artists.
I have learned over the years that music has a profound impact on our daily life. We receive subliminal… sermons from the various things we listen to, from Eminem’s The Real Slim Shady to Nickelback’s Animals. For the professing Christian, these artist’s songs are polluted, but we sit back and do nothing while our values get trampled into the ground by the secular world. Now don’t take me wrong, I realize that God has blessed secular artists with amazing talents, but that shouldn’t be your excuse and mine for why we support music that doesn’t glorify our Saviour. This is why I love what The Apologetix do.
Having said all of that, allow me to ask ya’ll a question. Should a “Christian artist” write primarily Christ-centered songs? Why or why not?
*Please stick to the topic in question when answering*