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."


I'm Kate... said...

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


this wanderer... said...

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

cynthia r. nielsen said...

I love it. Nice post.