Faithfully Subversive is the name of a new progressive Christian radio show that me and a friend have been working on and airing on WDBX in southern Illinois. We just did a successful broadcast this Monday and have another date set for July.
After this, it looks like we're going to get a regular weekly half an hour time slot. The format of the show tends to be 20 minutes of music and 10 minutes of commentary on the news. To find liberal themes we've had to leave "christian" music behind for other artists.
Here's our playlist from the last show: 10,000 Maniac's These Are Days. Sarah Mclachlan's World on Fire. Deidre McCalla's If God Only Knew (what is being done in her name).The Indigo Girl's Hammer and a Nail. And Jill Phillip's I am.
The dilemma is that the more religiously significant songs that we have are done by women. They tend to be commercial, something that's not a positive for community radio and we have a limited supply of music artists to choose from.
If you have any good recommendations of artists which touch on the issues of life and spirituality, including some men, which can connect with liberal christianity, we're interested in hearing about them, getting a hold of such music for the show. Thanks!