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Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by evangelist6589, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. evangelist6589

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    Anyone listen to this? I am not talking about bad music but great music bands like Stryper and WhiteCross. I can't say that the lyrics in every song are the most theologically accurate so I would not preach this style of music to youth. But at the same time the best and some songs are really nice. So what say you of this style of music? Remember there is a difference between metal and Rock.
     
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    great music band / Stryper
    sounds like an oxymoron
     
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    You need quality time with a gremlin!
     
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    No, but this looks to be right up your alley:

    Glam metal band Stryken's vocalist a Reformed Baptist Elder:

    Texas Monthly
    http://rockinwithpurpose.com/no-not-stryper-stryken/
    http://founders.org/misc/chlist/TX.html
     
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    Sucks. Period.

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    Many years ago my Christian daughter and her Christian boy friend, both talented musicians, performed AFTER a Christian heavy metal band and the crowd literally erupted in applause in appreciation for the old hyms set next to this garbage. I literally cringed at the sound of that garbage.
     
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    Isn't Stryper from the 80's?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
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    Yep - but they are still around. Our youth pastor went to see them a few months ago (he's a child of the 80s/90s). :)
     
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    Maybe it depends on the band. Listening to WhiteCross is an awesome experience.
     
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    As am I
     
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    Ah, theChristian version of Kiss!
    Also Petra!
    And founder of Grand Funk ailroad a Christian, as is also founder of Kansas, andAlice Cooper!
    There is power rock!
     
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    Petra is not metal
     
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    No, not a fan. Anything rock I associate with my former days of listening to rock music in the late 60s to late 70s.

    Curiously, some people have described my favorite music (Sacred Harp) as "a cappella heavy metal" or "the heavy metal music of the 19th century."
     
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    “Sacred” music is music that is intended or chosen to glorify God, not just music that is catchy or has relevance in a culture. Is culture a factor? Of course, our tastes will dictate how the music is interpreted. But just as architecture can be “sacred” (intended to direct one’s focus on God), so also can music.

    Here is the question - Does it glorify God?

    There can be many reasons people bring secular music into their faith. Some may want to put the gospel message into secular music to communicate it to others listening to that genre. Others may want to bring into their worship the secular music they love. And some may want to continue listening to a specific genre, so by having that type of music set to Christian lyrics they can enjoy that entertainment guilt free.

    One problem is that when we bring the Christian message to secular music, it works both ways. Not only are we bringing the message of Christ to the secular, but we are bringing the world into the church.

    Here is the question – Is this renewing our minds, or is it being transformed to the world?

    I suppose each one of us has to ask those questions for ourselves. My answer is that Christian Rock, Metal, Country…etc…that adopts the music of the culture is just as good as that music in general. For example, even if Christian Rap does not demean women, speak to greed, and promote violence it adopts that form.

    I listen to Skillet and Switchfoot…but I also like Pink Floyd and The Band. I think of all four as secular. So the question is whether a Christian should engage in secular entertainment.

    And that is something you have to answer for yourself.
     
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    I like to listen to Christian Metal when I work out. Of course, I like a lot of the old blasts-from-the-pasts like Stryper, Bloodgood, Bride, Tourniquet, Barren Cross, etc. A very good newer band is Theocracy.
     
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    Well, I still listen to pretty much all Elvis still, especialy his Gospel recordins!
     
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    Wow. Haven't heard that name in a hundred years.

    I used to be involved with Creation Metro Concerts and we hosted Whitecross several times. I remember they were really nice guys particularly Mike. But the music was really cheesy.

    It wasn't all their fault. It was just that era of really silly hair metal.
     
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    We had Mark Farner at Creation one year He was really a strange guy

    Saw him on That Metal Show a few weeks ago Don't know if he's a Christian or not but he was pretty weird there too
     
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