Light in the dark
As believers, we all should know that we are called to be “lights” in this dark world. This is something I constantly struggle with; am I living in my own little Christian bubble, with only my good Christian friends? Or am I making an effort to step out and speak in to the lives of those that aren’t believer? Or even reaching out to those who are completely opposed to the idea of Christianity?
And I know that if I struggle with this, it must be even worse for believers in bands that are deciding on who they want to tour with. Being in a band such as The City Harmonic, Third Day or Casting Crowns isn’t that much different than being in a band such as The Devil Wears Prada, Underoath or For Today.
Yes I know, the genres are completely different, but in all reality, all of the bands are made up of musicians that are propelled by their faith to create music that glorifies God. The other main difference besides the genre is that audience they seek to appeal to.
The goal of bands like The City Harmonic is mainly to encourage people who are already believers and to take Scripture that is familiar to believers, and make it musical. But Bands like The Devil Wears Prada, Underoath and Memphis May Fire seek it just put out a positive messaged that can be helpful and applied to people who might not believe in God. They take their passion for their faith, and make it understandable and tangible for those that are clueless to the things God.
Both categories of musician are propelled by the same faith and the same God, but seek to accomplish two very different missions in their musical careers.