May 5, 2006

and another book...

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I can't wait to read this! Gregg Graffin of the legendary punk band, Bad Religion, has co-authored a book entitled, Is Belief in God Good, Bad or Irrelevant?. I know many may be indifferent to a punk rocker writing his thoughts on faith. But for me, punk rock ideology has had just as much impact in pointing me towards Jesus and the kingdom as almost anything else. When I listen to Bad Religion or Rise Against or Fugazi/Minor Threat I see common threads with my spirituality. At 17 years of age, when I first heard Graffin mock the "American Jesus", I agreed and longed to discover the Jesus I knew existed beyond what we had made him in the US. When I heard Fugazi cry, "You are not what you own!" I re-called Jesus telling us to not worry about our possessions... I guess it would be similar to what Jazz Theologian has posted about jazz and faith. (via punknews.org)

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