Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Only By the Blood

I ran across this song recently looking for new choir stuff. I have this CD and have always loved the song, but haven't listened to it in a while so it was nice to hear it again.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lady GaGa

I was reading a blog from Jonathan McKee earlier and his latest post is definitely worth checking out. Personally, I think this guy has a gift for predicting who will be the next big figure to influence our youth. He has had his eye on Lady Gaga for a while and sounds like he has it right. Here are a few snippets from this last blog:

"Many of our Christian kids are confused. One moment they see her stripping down to a g-string and dancing seductively in her music videos, and the next minute, she's thanking God and raising money for homeless, or more recently, the people of Japan."

"But when it comes to 'do-gooders,' it's Gaga who tops the list in many young people's minds. DoSomething.org, a charity organization for teens and social change, took a poll of the top celebs who used their celebrity powers for the most good. They named Gaga the #1 key influencer, beating out Taylor Swift, Ellen, Justin Bieber... even Oprah."

"Two month ago I taught a workshop where I spent some time talking to young leaders about today's youth culture. In my presentation I talked a little about Gaga and what she was teaching young people, specifically the sexualization of our young girls. Afterward my workshop, a student leader, 17-years-old, came up to me and said, 'Gaga's not bad you know. She actually prays and helps homeless people.'

Well there we have it.

This was a kid that was one of the spiritual leaders of her group.

What would your kids say about Gaga? Does helping Japan trump promiscuity and irresponsibility? Maybe it's a conversation worth having."

So, I totally posted like half of his post on here, but there's more good stuff so go check it out. I won't blog an opinion section for this. I think the post speaks for itself.