Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Problem with Christian Rock

I spent some time at work on Friday channeling Nick Burns ("Your Company's Computer Guy" as played by Jimmy Fallon several years ago on SNL). Managers can never be bothered to back things up or archive old emails, until the server shuts down their inbox. Anyway, after trying to coach the user through doing it herself, I finally had to say "move" and sit in her chair for twenty minutes while moving various subfolders into the archives.

It was mildly annoying, but the worst part of it was having to listen to the "Christian rock" radio station she plays in her office. Now, I have nothing against rock music with a Christian message. I enjoy "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum and "Jesus Is Just Alright with Me" by the Doobie Brothers, for example. The problem with "Christian rock" isn't the "Christian" part; it's the "rock." Most of it sucks. The only reason people listen to those stations is for the message, not for the music. They are not winning any converts, because they are only preaching to the choir.

Now, if someone started a Christian station that only played good music, they might actually win some converts.

1 comment:

Deekaman said...

As a (pretty fundamental) Christian, I don't even listen to the stuff.