Thursday, November 18, 2004

Oh Be Careful Little Ears...

Christian music is one of the greatest blessings of my life. I wouldn't have believed it until I experienced it, but what you put inside your head truly makes a difference in how you function. I'm sure there's a great verse in the Bible that says that, but I'm getting rusty on my quotation ability.
So this is a brief public service announcement to encourage all you folks who are holding out against Christian music to go on and give it a shot. Try it for a while, then go back to whatever you listened to before. You'll be amazed at the difference in your mood and outlook. These days whenever I listen to another genre I am amazed at some of the trash and unwholesome messages that the songs send.
Before I am badgered, I am not saying that all "non-Christian" music is trash, and I am also not saying that all "Christian" music is of quality. Just think about what messages you are putting into your head.
Here are some of the Christian artists who have blessed and ministered to me:
  • Chris Rice
  • Rich Mullins
  • Caedmon's Call
  • Stephen Curtis Chapman
  • Nicole Nordeman
  • Relient K
  • Jaci Velasquez
  • Jennifer Knapp
  • Derek Webb
  • Avalon
  • Phillips, Craig and Dean
  • Third Day

This is non-exhaustive, but a good start. Anyone else have favorites they would like to recommend?

Ooh, I thought of a good verse: Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-- think about such things. Philippians 4:8


Judith said...

I agree and would like to add FFH.

blakewell said...

You forgot the three M's:

Michael W. Smith
Matthew West
Mark Schultz

Anonymous said...

The first Christian band I ever enjoyed was Switchfoot. Back in 1997 or so! Look where they are now!

Other notables:
Shane Barnard + Shane Everett
Casting Crowns
Jeremy Camp
Justin McRoberts