Faith Based Music
Wesley Blog asks why a Methodist sponsored conference picked Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls to give a talk instead of some Christian artist. Is Shane familiar with the Indigo Girl's music and lyrics?
Their songs are filled with profound religious insights. I count them as my favorite Christian band. Philosophy of Loss, Closer to Fine, All That We Let In, Galileo have messages that make most "contemporary Christian" music pale in comparison.
Their music has been a backdrop to the work of our campus ministry. Their version of the hymn This is My Song is regularily sung at our weekly worship services. My dream is that the Indigo Girls would consider doing a whole cd of hymns like this.
I again offer an apology for my infrequent postings. I hope to rectify this, but we'll see how that goes. Easter is coming soon. This season reminds me of the pressing need to look for resurrections and signs of hope in our world, even when the evidence points the other way.