Okay, so maybe I’m overreacting… but today I was looking in the top albums on Google Play Music, and I noticed a trend in album titles. I then went to iTunes and got a better list:
- Magna Carta…Holy Grail by JAY Z
- Don’t Look Down by Skylar Gray
- Yeezus by Kanye West
- Born Sinner by J. Cole
- The Gifted by Wale
That’s just in the top 6. Thank you Ciara for the self-titled album to mix things up. Oh, wait, you’re explicit.
Other Top Album titles that are popular include religious references as well (my favorite title is (The Devil put Dinosaurs Here by Alice in Chains…made me chuckle), and that’s before you even click on the song lists of those albums.
I’m not going to go on a rant about “devil music” or “post-post-post-modernism” and “false prophets.” I think that many people are more gifted than I in spreading those messages when appropriate. I also don’t think it’s a “new thing” that secular music uses some religious themes in its music.
I’m just going to say one simple thing: The world is watching Christianity and religion in general. They have something to say, too. And they are also watching our responses.
One more thing: seek out truth for yourself in scripture.
Last week we encouraged our high school girls small group, when reading chapter 5 of Crazy Love, to go into the Gospels, drop our predispositions, and read about Jesus for ourselves. The group will discuss what we discover, and frankly, I’m pumped.
Don’t listen to popular media or even what your church/pastor “pass down” to you. Seek it out using only red letters.