Christian Rock?
By anon16
1/6/2012 2:50:29 PM
Hi All,

I've seen several posts for music suggestions. As I am making my goals, and making a bigger effort, one of the things I need to change is my music.

I'm a rock fan. A lot of the bands I like are post grunge. But I don't really like quiet songs. I really like loud music :) And a lot of the music suggestions are for quiet songs.

The only christian rock band that I know and like is Skillet.

I really want to change. And I realize that I can't unless I can "Give everything to know Him." So, suggestions for clean music would be really appreciated. I can get the KLOVE station on my ipod, btw.


Just saw this    
"Im not a big fan of Christian rock or rap, its kinda weird. Try some slow rock and easy going harmony."
posted at 19:53:09 on March 22, 2012 by moroni
"I like a lot of softer rock like Tenth Avenue North, MercyMe, Relient K.

But I think RED might be something you'd like. Their songs Faceless, Not Alone, Fight Inside, and Let Go are pretty good and pretty loud."
posted at 21:48:06 on March 22, 2012 by iamstrong
Big Fan    

I especially love rocker Jeremy Camp. "
posted at 23:14:10 on March 22, 2012 by Anonymous
"Are the groups you suggested christian rock groups? Anon asked specifically for christian rock groups, and you started by calling christian rock weird, so I don't know what kind of groups you were suggesting. I recommend you try listening to christian music and nothing else for 1 month. See if it doesn't change your thoughts and give you more strength to stay away from your addiction."
posted at 21:02:14 on March 23, 2012 by beclean
@BeClean Way to not be judgmental    
"Im actually being sarcastic because your whole post wreaks of judgment. I can tell you do not like the comments and post I write.

First off, Anons post was from like a month ago, so good job giving her suggestions. And 98% of the music I suggested, has any profanity. There are maybe two songs out of hundreds. The messages are rhythm are great and there are some music that is hard but its only the beat not harsh language, which is exactly what she asked for.
I do have the right to not like Christian rock and rap. It just doesn't seem right to be talking about god and Jesus in those setting. Spiritual music is great, but putting into a dance rock on mode just seems weird. Its just like those "I<3Jesus" Tshirts. It doesn't seem appropriate and respectful.

But I like how you friend this from a nice conversation if music to my addition problem, thanks for the support BeClean."
posted at 23:05:25 on March 23, 2012 by moroni
Why the anger    
"What's bugging you so much that you are blasting people today?

Take Cleans 30 day challenge tell us what you think. Try something before condemning it. Most Christian rock music is about recovery, sobriety, and redemption."
posted at 00:34:17 on March 24, 2012 by Anonymous
Im not condeming christian rock    
"Again with an Anonymous person saying things hah. Anyway, I can't have an opinion? WA is with some of you and not tolerating difference. I never realized how much people can take the worst out of things. I dont like Christian rock and rap, so what??? If you dont like country im not going to say your a bad person. I like all forms of music, but talking about god and Jesus in a pop setting or rap lyrics just feels weird to me. Sorry?

I'm not bigger out, I definitely deemed attacked from people like you so I'm attempting to defend myself, but apparently I get I trouble for that too."
posted at 04:29:56 on March 24, 2012 by moroni
Bad Person?    
"Who said you were a bad person? No big deal that you don't like christian rock. Most people I now who were raised on Mormon music do not feel right about singing about Jesus in any other setting. You might be surprised to know that most of it is not in a rocker/rap genre. It is quite mellow and inspiring.

You can feel weird, that's okay. You just seem like you are a very angry young man. I hope you can find happiness however you can and with whatever you listen to."
posted at 08:14:10 on March 24, 2012 by Anonymous
wow! I am so sorry if you felt attacked    
"I have made several comments in the past 6 months that indicate that music is a huge source of our thoughts. If we want to control our thoughts, we need to control the music we listen to. It took me a long time to realize that, and now that I have realized it, I intend to share it with everyone in hopes that it will help them, especially teenagers like Anon16, to control their thoughts a lot faster than I learned to.

Unfortunately, many people are incredibly defensive about the music they listen to, even when I am not attacking it directly, because I have no idea what kind of music it is.

(That's why I asked what kind of music you were recommending, moroni, because I had no idea. How could I be judgemental, if I didn't even know what I was judging? I used to think that christian rock was weird, and then I took my own challenge. I am not judging you, nor have I ever, nor will I ever. I was only making a suggestion.)

Interestingly, People refuse to believe their music has any negative affect on their mind. Without hesitation, I would recommend that anyone stop listening to music that they could not listen to in god's presence, especially if they 1 day hope to live in his presence. ( But I have no idea what kind of music you listen to, moroni, so I am not commenting on your music. You must decide for yourself weather your music is affecting your thoughts, your attitude, and your addiction, and whether your music could be played in god's presence. I have absolutely no idea.)

I only made a suggestion 4 everyone to try out christian music before they condemn it. Noone has to follow my suggestion."
posted at 13:05:00 on March 24, 2012 by beclean
re: not judging others    
"By the way, it might interest you to know that the reason that no 1 responded to this post about christian rock when anon16 posted it is because there were at least 2 other posts about christian rock at the same time, and we were all commenting on those other posts.

And I have absolutely no problem with any of the posts you have ever written, moroni. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion."
posted at 14:03:06 on March 24, 2012 by beclean
Definitely not an angry person    
"I just dont like it when people try to act better than others. But I dont like having arguments in this site, it somehow turns personal. I just want a conversation that we can agree or disagree, but not be hostile. Nobody said I was a bad person but I was just pointing out if u dont like country, I'm not going to call you out and make it seem like a terrible thing.

@BeClean: You dont have to feel sorry, but I hope it doesn't happen to someone else like me. i love music, so when people talk about this genre km pretty passionate. Bit the comment I took offs se to was when you said "See if it doesn't change your thoughts and give you more strength to stay away from your addiction." When did this post turn into my addiction? So I just felt it was unfair to turn this to me.
The Post title did say suggestion for Christian rock, but inside of her Post it said I need to change my music. So since I personally do t like Christian rock, I gave my suggestions which aren't at all negative music to the soul.

I agree, music influences you. But I just went to a church dance, where like 10 ppl showed up because the youth hate the music. Mostly from the 70s, the evil music at that time but now its ok. I think there is a real disconnect disconnection the generations here, and that's dangerous because we need a place to hang out, like dances, with good influences. instead, most teens do to school dances where people practically have dry sex. I kinda brought in a new topic but I just think adult in church should be more open to other music."
posted at 20:16:47 on March 24, 2012 by moroni
Funiest thing    
"So I went the the Hunger Games movie and while I was waiting for it start, the Church of Skull gave me a card and asked me to join their church. They said a Christian rock band called Red is playing. Crazy stuff haha"
posted at 01:37:02 on March 25, 2012 by moroni
Christian Rock    
"A lot of Mormons feel uncomfortable with Christian Rock because it isn't what we are used to. It feels weird to talk about Jesus in that setting I guess. But I realized that genre is like any other genre. We just have to find the good songs for us out of it.

Another thing I realized is that we should talk about Jesus in everything we do. If we are a football player, we should use that talent to tell people about Jesus. If we are an artist, we should use that talent to tell people about Jesus. If our talent is that we are great rappers, then why not use it to tell people about Jesus? Let your light so shine that others may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

That is why now I LOVE Tenth Avenue North and other Christian artists. Because they are glorifying God in what they do. Artists in other genres do it too. He is We, Owl City, LIGHTS. Those are secular artists that have written songs that glorify God. And sometimes people think it's just a love song but the artists say that there is more to it.

Haha and that is funny Moroni. Lots of Christian bands tour churches. I actually had the privilege of attending a concert at a church once for MercyMe. It was so great. The Church of the Skull sounds tough, probably appealing to a younger, grungier demographic, so it seems in character that RED would be performing."
posted at 19:17:11 on March 25, 2012 by iamstrong

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