Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pagan Birds and Breakfast Foods

Someone asked me if I write Christian music. She meant to discern whether my lyrics are Jesus-y and intended for church use, and my reply would have been "sometimes," if only I had been willing to leave it alone. But I would have walked away feeling very misunderstood, and since humans have a deep need to be understood, this simply wouldn't do.

I wanted to ask her if she makes Christian waffles. I wanted to tell her that Christ has all of me, including my creative ability, and I am therefore as incapable of writing a non-Christian song as a duck is incapable of making non-duck-like sounds. I wanted to tell her that the songs of mine that best reflect the revealed nature of God are the least likely to be sung corporately or enjoyed in a church setting. I wanted to tell her that my songs about adultery and depression are more Biblical than "I Can Only Imagine."

Instead, I just said "No, not really."

3 comments:

I'm Kate... said...

Cool blog. I'll be back to read more of your thoughts. Best of blessings to you and your family.

kate

this wanderer... said...

heh heh. Ohhhh, how I can relate to this question.

cynthia r. nielsen said...

I love it. Nice post.