Kyle Bueermann | @kylebueermann
Sometimes I play the guitar and sing. And sometimes, I get really dumb ideas for really dumb parodies. Sometimes I think they're worth sharing. This one combines a couple of my favorite things: a Beatles' song and Sunday morning church.
For the record, I really am a Cowboys fan. But the truth is the truth.
Kyle Bueermann is a New Mexico pastor. He has been married to Michelle since 2004 and they have two kids who are far cooler than he will ever be. He takes his ministry, but not himself, seriously. In addition to his family and ministry, Kyle loves Johnny Cash and the Texas Rangers.You can contact him on Twitter at @kylebueermann.
Kent Bush | @KentBush
Kids these days.
They get on their Youtubes and iTunes and have access to really good music with a Christian perspective. I remember walking through three miles of snow-packed roads uphill both ways to merely purchase one of the four “pop” music cassette tapes at the local Christian bookstore.
We didn’t have it as good as kids these days.
We had Petra. They were good – compared to everything else.
We had Stryper. “To Hell With the Devil” was interesting. But 1980s Christian rap included the Rapsures spitting rhymes like “We’re the Rapsures and we’re rap rap rappin’ about the rapture.” Get it rap-sure, rapture? I dare you to try to find 1980s Christian cultural assimilation that is any better. The Rapsures made the 1985 Chicago Bears’ Super Bowl shuffle sound like rap gold.
They also had a song about Jonah featuring some radical synthesizer solos. It was awesome in a truly satirical sense. “Jonah and the whale. Somebody get me out of this jail. Lord don’t get uptight. So dark in here I can’t see the light.”
It was a long and difficult road between 1986 and 2016 for contemporary Christian music. That road was paved with Michael W. Smith’s “Friends” and Amy Grant’s “Fat Baby” as well as heavy metal groups like White Cross, Ruscha, and Petra. The rap side had the Grits, and D.C. Talk. But we listened to it because we believed in Psalm 150:
Corey Wade | @cwadepga
I have a confession to make: I enjoy secular music. Now take a minute to collect yourself … It’s okay, I can wait.
Ready to continue? Are you sure? Alright.
So as with any self-respecting Christian with such a dirty little secret to hide, I have had one of two choices: 1) Develop a Biblical worldview that allows for the listening of edifying non-Christian music, or 2) Find a way to make my favorite secular songs more Jesus-y.
As with most of you, I chose the latter. Here is my guide to baptizing your favorite songs by genre: