While teaching Sunday School I came to these conclusions:
A. Sunday School is too early in the morning
B. Some kids don't know much when it comes to "Christian" music
C. Other kids love "Christian" music, but are reluctant to listen to styles that differ from their favorite
D. Music is a major part of students lives and thus "positive" music is important
I'm not saying people should "only listen to Christian music," because I certainly don't. But students need to be aware of quality music with quality lyrics.
So, naturally, I decided that each week we would listen to a different artist/band.
I've been doing it for several months...and so far so good.
We've covered some obvious bands (David Crowder, TFK, Disciple, TobyMac, Switchfoot). We've covered some relatively new breakout bands (Robbie Seay Band, The Turning). And some bands I knew nothing about (The Afters, Emery). I have enough different bands to last the year.
I'm looking forward to sharing on the most significant Christian albums of the 80's and 90's
The 80's: Stryper - To Hell With the Devil
The 90's: dc Talk - Jesus Freak
Which got me to thinking, WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CHRISTIAN ALBUM OF THE 2000's???
Is it Switchfoot's "The Beautiful Letdown"....I don't know, what do you think???