Belgian Fan: APX Doesn't Waffle on Christian Issues
Sun., May. 31. 2009 5:56pm EDT
Here's a great email we got this past week from a fan in Belgium:
Me and my wife play music in a praise band for quite a while and we are thus involved and interested in Christian music. Furthermore, we are discovering about the spiritual impact of music in peoples lives, whether good or bad. Many of our youth and teenagers and even grown-up Christians live in ignorance of the huge amount of good Christian music around. They listen to non-Christian music simply because they do not realise the impact and because they do not know of any existence of Christian music in their favourite music styles.
In the whole process of making our brothers and sisters aware of these things, there is lots of work for us to do in finding out about music groups and checking and evaluating their spiritual status. You will not be surprised in us finding out that there is lots of bad stuff in music with a Christian label. There is a danger in listening to music from which you know is bad, but in my opinion, there is even a greater danger in listening to music from which you are convinced that is good for you, but which influences your life in a bad way.
The sound technician of our praise band has several CD's from ApologetiX and showed us some stuff. We thought this concept (contemporary music, Christian lyrics) was interesting and worth checking upon, so we ordered a first CD.
I must admit I started listening with the initial idea that the concept can be regarded, as we say in Belgium, as standing with on leg in the world and with one leg in Christianity, thus not being very radical. This initial idea did not held it very long as I was listening to the music while studying the texts. I want to encourage you because your texts are not compromised and show a very clear message with a slice of humor. I can imagine it is not an easy job to make such blends of a serious message, some humor without affecting the message and a melody having some predefined sounds.
Your music is fun to listen to and makes a bridge between temporary music and christian music, which allows people not having to jump over a gap in changing from one to another. I will certainly make some publicity here in Belgium for ApologetiX because I really really like it!
Keep on living what Jesus spoke of ;)