We Rock to Worship The Rock of Ages

When my family switched churches from the First Church of God to the First Assembly of God, the most noticeable difference was the music. Instead of singing songs out of a book with lyrics that made virtually no sense to my child mind, the Assembly sang shorter, simpler songs with the words displayed on a…

What I REALLY want for my birthday…

My birthday is this week, Friday July 24. I tend to use my birthday as an excuse, maybe even an entitlement, to try and get some social attention. This coming weekend, I’m trying a rouse I used a few years ago: an all day open house celebration, where people can stop by at any time…

Punk Rock in the Ghetto

What makes a movie punk rock? One could easily argue that punk movies are a specific genre onto themselves, but there’s no simple definition of what makes a punk movie. Is a punk movie simply a film with punk rockers in it? Does it need to have specific punk rock themes? Does a punk movie…

Sacred vs. Secular vs. Christians

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been involved in a group in social media that celebrates a major part of my youth/teen years: 1990’s Christian music. In discussions we have in this group, one debate continual comes up: what artists/bands/songs/records qualify for discussion in the group…in other words, what qualifies/defines “Christian music”. Of course,…