John Calvin argued that of all the gifts God has given us – music is the most powerful. Churches have spent a great deal of time discussing the role of music in public praise. However when we discuss the more general role of music in society, it is often in a condemnatory way. Is there such a thing as Christian music? What does secular music tell us about our culture? This seminar, given at the FOCL a couple of years ago, looks at how understanding music and using music can be a real bridge to communicating the Gospel.
The following are some of the videos I used during the talk….
This is the video I have often used to show how much of modern music uses biblical imagery and words – to ultimately portray an anti-Christian message. I am unsure how anyone who was not biblically literate would understand this…
Mumford and Sons – the Cave incredible lyrics matched to great music.
Led Zep with Stairway to Heaven – probably my most referenced song!
And this is the best of the Christian music that I mentioned in the lecture. Sons of Korah (from Australia) who are currently playing to crowds of thousands in the Netherlands.