… the Bible?
Let me just say, I get great encouragement from worship music and mini sermons that keep me focussed on God throughout the day. Which is why I still listen to the Christian radio station.
But it is also the source of one of my biggest pet peeves – Christian music with poor doctrine (or perhaps just poorly thought-out lyrics).
I’ve posted about this before: Happiness is Not a Virtue
So, in the next instalment of “songs that get on my nerves” we have…
Steven Curtis Chapman – Live Out Loud
Wake the neighbours, get the word out
Come on, crank up the music, climb a mountain and shout
This is life we’ve been given, made to be lived out
So la la la la, live out loud
Live out loud, yeah
If anyone loudly blesses their neighbour early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.
Kerrie Roberts – What Are You Afraid Of
So what are you afraid of
Show ’em what you’re made of
The shadows that you’re scared of
Are usually your own
They’re not the great unknown
You don’t have to wonder
You’re not going under
Grace has got you covered
God is in control
Go on and let it go
What are you afraid of
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
As an aside: I know, I know, these songs might not mean what I think they mean. Take this post in a light-hearted tone 🙂 I just can’t enjoy a Christian song if it has lyrics that grate on me like these ones.
If you’re a crafty person, you might want to head over to my other blog, Make it in the Margins because I have finally put up a couple of new posts.
Including this dotty apron which I started while I was pregnant:
Feels good to get out the old sewing machine again and finish a project!