MUSIC: CHRISTIAN POP: REBORN TO BE WILD

CHRISTIAN POP USED TO BE SOPORIFIC. NOW A NEW GENERATION OF STARS HAS EMBRACED A HOST OF EDGY SOUNDS, AND THE SONGS ARE SELLING BETTER THAN EVER. BUT THE QUESTION REMAINS, HOW GOOD IS THE MUSIC?

IF JESUS CHRIST CAME BACK TODAY, would he be an alternative rocker? In his day he was something of a counterculturist, hanging out with lepers, driving Pharisees and Roman governors to distraction, suffering little children to come unto him no matter what the stuffy old adults thought. So, were he around today, would he be ministering to disaffected youth in a mosh pit? Would his Sermon on the Mount be turned into a Street Corner Rap? Would MTV put The Lord's Prayer video in the Buzz Bin?

As of this writing, Jesus isn't around--not in the flesh, anyway--so it has been...

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