Stevens says that her relationship with Calvary disintegrated after she told Smith that she was gay. The streetwise aesthetic of the Jesus Movement had always been joined to a firm belief in Biblical inerrancy. As the movement grew more organized, and more church-oriented, pastors figured out that they could attract young people with services that were theologically strict but culturally contemporary: anti sexual revolution, pro denim.
This, more or less, is the ethos of the modern megachurch. As the Jesus Movement became part of the evangelical mainstream, its soundtrack mellowed further. Christian radio stations, which were proliferating, favored gentle crooners like B. Grant evolved into the first purposively Christian pop star, as well as a stylish, subtle singer-songwriter.
In gospel music, form and content are joined: the term denotes both a style and a message, leaving no room for theological ambiguity. Likewise, the sound of seventies Christian pop was warm and sweet, designed to reinforce the hopeful spirit of the words. But, in the eighties, many Christian rock bands embraced snarling guitars, which were harder to interpret. Christian rockers sometimes defended themselves by asking critics to focus on the lyrics, not the music.
DeGarmo makes no apologies. The focus on lyrics exacted a cost, because it encouraged listeners and musicians alike to view music as a meaningless delivery system for meaningful words. In the margins, some Christian bands found that the obsession with lyrics gave them freedom: they could make pretty much whatever noise they wanted, as long as the words were sufficiently joyful.
And, starting in the nineties, an innovative Pennsylvania metalcore band called Zao released a series of brutal and mysterious albums that evoked the torment of Hell on earth. By the aughts, these mutant forms of Christian rock were no longer so obscure. Christian rock was growing more popular and less isolated, buoyed by the increasing visibility of the evangelical church.
Separately, Christianity and rock and roll were at the center of twentieth-century American culture. Why was their combination so often viewed with disdain? Do Christian bands have a propaganda problem? It is certainly true that most Christian rock bands were obliged to follow doctrinal rules. The lousy reputation of Christian rock has also been self-perpetuating, encouraging the best bands to abandon the category—or to avoid ever associating with it in the first place.
Few bands are more admired, in the world of Christian rock, than U2, precisely because Bono has spent four decades singing about his Christian faith, and his Christian doubts, without ever being boxed in. And many of the best albums to emerge from the Christian rock world have been the product of musicians who eventually distanced themselves from it, like Leslie Phillips, a singer-songwriter who renamed herself Sam Phillips and went secular, or mewithoutYou, a Philadelphia post-hardcore band that combined Christian teachings with Sufi poetry; each was as restless, in different ways, as Larry Norman.
In his book, Joseph quotes from an interview with Hayley Williams, from the band Paramore, who has been eager to keep her faith from defining her band. Christian rock bands who seek broader audiences are invariably accused of greed. Many churchgoers now expect to sing some of the same refrains on Sunday that they hear on Christian radio during the week, and bands know that writing a popular worship song means having an evergreen hit.
Worship music is generally thought to be too theologically specific for the mainstream market, but perhaps those rules are changing. In , when Larry Norman was still feeling optimistic about his musical career, he set out on a tour of Great Britain. Thornbury writes that he was met with curiosity and, in some cases, grudging respect. Mainstream rock is today a rather moribund genre. And yet, even now, Christian rock is all around us.
It also has something to do with the fact that faith no longer seems so alien to popular music—ours is an era when plenty of artists, not just religious ones, aim to send inspirational messages. This has made Christian bands harder to ignore, and at times harder to identify. Depending on your perspective, this could mean that Christian rock has triumphed or that it has gone soft.
Either way, the genre endures, no longer preaching to the converted—and, sometimes, no longer preaching at all. By Vinson Cunningham. By Kelefa Sanneh. Larry Norman , often described as the "father of Christian rock music",  and in his later years "the Grandfather of Christian rock",  who, in recorded and released Upon This Rock , "the first commercially released Jesus rock album",  challenged a view held by some conservative Christians predominantly fundamentalists that rock music was anti-Christian.
In the late s Christian rock received exposure through more mainstream rock and folk rock musicians. Bob Dylan became a born-again Christian and released three albums between and This period would yield the Grammy winning single " Gotta Serve Somebody " and three successful concert tours that would later see release as The Bootleg Series Vol. Dylan's influence was also felt in other members of the folk revival; Arlo Guthrie , for example, converted in in part over his concerns over whether he faced a Huntington's disease diagnosis like others in his family and released his own Christian folk-rock album Outlasting the Blues ; Outlasting the Blues received the biggest record label promotion of Guthrie's career.
Christian rock was often viewed as a marginal part of the nascent contemporary Christian music CCM and contemporary gospel industry in the s and s,  though Christian folk rock artists like Bruce Cockburn and rock fusion artists like Phil Keaggy had some cross-over success. Petra and Resurrection Band , two of the bands who brought harder rock into the early CCM community, had their origins in the early to mids. They reached their height in popularity in the late eighties alongside other Christian-identifying hard rock acts such as Stryper.
The latter had videos played on MTV , such as "Calling on You" and "To Hell with the Devil", and even saw some airtime on mainstream radio stations with their hit song "Honestly". Christian rock has proved less successful in the UK and Europe, although such artists as Bryn Haworth have found commercial success by combining blues and mainstream rock music with Christian themes.
Many of the popular s Christian bands were initially identified as "Christian alternative rock ", including Jars of Clay , Newsboys , Audio Adrenaline and the later albums of DC Talk. To date Delirious? Among popular Christian rock bands of the first decade of the 21st century that exemplified this trend were RED and Fireflight. There are also some Roman Catholic bands such as Critical Mass. Some Eastern Orthodox Christian rock groups, mostly from Russia and the Soviet Union , started performing in the late s and s.
Alisa  and Black Coffee  are credited as the most prominent examples. The Orthodox Christian lyrics of these bands often overlap with historical and patriotic songs about Kievan Rus'. The musical genre that was once rejected by mainstream Christian churches is now considered by some as one of the most-important evangelism tool of their successor congregations.
According to Terri McLean, author of New Harmonies, old-guard churches United Methodist is given as an example of the late s were experiencing a rapid decline in membership and were under threat of disbandment within the next decade, a trend that has been going on since the s. The reality is that while a form of modernized hymns do exist in today's churches and do affect church evangelism and growth, there also exists both within and outside these churches a form of music Christian rock that has only one element in common with previous religious genres: its worship of God.
This element, the worship of God, is what was originally removed from or hidden within the lyrics of early, secular rock n' roll. There are multiple definitions of what qualifies as a "Christian rock" band.
Christian rock bands that explicitly state their beliefs and use religious imagery in their lyrics, like Servant , Third Day , and Petra , tend to be considered a part of the contemporary Christian music CCM industry. Other bands perform music influenced by their faith or containing Christian imagery, but see their audience as the general public. For example, Bono of U2 combines many elements of spirituality and faith into his lyrics, but the band is not directly labeled as a "Christian rock" band.
Other bands may experiment with more abrasive musical styles. Beginning in the s and s there was much wider acceptance even by religious purists of Christian metal , Christian industrial and Christian punk. Many of these bands are on predominantly Christian record labels, such as Tooth and Nail Records and Facedown Records. Rock artists, such as Switchfoot ,   do not claim to be "Christian bands", but include members who openly profess to be Christians or at times may feature Christian thought, imagery, scripture or other influences in their music.
I'm an artist who's a Christian, because I don't write music to be evangelical. Now, if that happens, it happens. Scott Stapp , lead vocalist for Creed . Some of these bands, like Creed played up the spiritual content of their music and were widely considered a "Christian band" by the popular media. Some bands reject the label because they do not wish to exclusively attract Christian fans, or because they have been identified with another particular music genre, such as heavy metal or indie rock.
The aims for making Christian music vary among different artists and bands. Often, the music makes evangelistic calls for Christian forms of praise and worship. Accompanying such music, street outreach, local festivities, church functions, and many alternative forms of internal or soulful expression may occur. Bands such as Underoath , Blessthefall and Haste the Day incorporate symbolism and Christian messages more indirectly. Festivals range from single day events to multiple-day festivals that provide camping and other activities.
Ichthus, currently held in Kentucky, is a three-day festival that involves over 65 bands. The Flevo Festival of The Netherlands, which offers seminars, theater, stand-up comedy, sports and movies as well as Christian music from a wide variety of genres, is considered to be one of the biggest Christian festivals in Europe. The most "underground" expression of Christian rock was the annual Cornerstone Festival sponsored by the Jesus People USA , a community which formed during the Jesus Movement of the s.
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