The flip side of Christian pop culture
I've been blogging about Rapture Ready! more than I intended to until (much) closer to the pub date, but since that's the case, maybe now is a good time to point out that one of the pleasures of researching this book (and eventually, I hope, of reading it) has been discovering flashes of genuine greatness in the C-pop universe. Case in point: mewithoutYou, one of the most interesting and thought-provoking rock bands of any kind that I've heard in years. Singer-songwriter Aaron Weiss is revered as a postmodern prophet by many young Christians. Their music may not be to everyone's taste (though it's sure to mine) but I think you'd have a hard time listening to them and dismissing all Christian rock as shallow, derivative crap. Here's their latest song, Nice and Blue (Part Two). Lyrics and amateur analysis here.