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First Reconnect July Fourth Special! Andy discusses the concept of “Christian Freedom” with Pastor Samwise Praetorius (Samuel Schuldheisz) by addressing the eucatastrophes of fairy stories and the Gospel connections that can be made with rock songs. They both share their top three favorite rock songs to use for sharing the Gospel. If you don’t know how that’s possible, you need to give this episode a listen.
Videos of Andy and Pastor Sam’s favorite Rock ‘N’ Roll Evangelism Songs:
Please listen to episode before watching these videos of our favorite rock songs to use when sharing the Gospel. I’m keeping the song titles and bands a secret on this page to not spoil the fun when listening to the episode. We’d love to hear your feedback on our approach and song selections. If the linked videos are ever removed, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to notify me.
Andy’s third favorite rock song for evangelism
Andy’s second favorite rock song for evangelism (the studio version is better but here you can see the drummer in action)
Andy’s top favorite rock song for evangelism
Sam’s third favorite rock song for evangelism
Sam’s second favorite rock song for evangelism
Sam’s top favorite rock song for evangelism
Other Episode links:
Pastor Sam’s blog: E-nkings
Pastor Sam’s congregation’s website: Redeemer Lutheran
“Faith and Fairy Tales” by Pastor Sam
1517 The Legacy Project
4 thoughts on “Reconnect 15. Christian Freedom, Eucatastrophes, and Rock ‘N’ Roll”
Great episode! Love the topics. Your defense of Christian freedom was excellent. I wanted to recommend a really good and surprising book by Curtis Allen to complement your discussion –
Does God Listen to Rap?: Christians and the World’s Most Controversial Music https://www.amazon.com/dp/1936760762/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_nM0Mvb34X08EY
Awesome song picks, by the way. I don’t want to give any of them away here, but Andy, your #2 pick is covered magnificently by Faith No More on they’re 1989 album The Real Thing (appropriate band name I’d say for this episode, too!).
Great work! Keep it up.
Kurt, thanks for the encouraging feedback.
I have heard of a different book that has a similar treatment of rap music. I always wanted to pick it up just to see if it would help me better understand rap and get into it more, since that seems to be the popular music of choice for a lot of folks. If I can get around to your book suggestion, I’ll reach out to the author for an episode appearance.
I’ll have to give the Faith No More cover a listen. I can’t think of any of their songs right now, though I know I have heard at least one or two of them, so maybe at your suggestion, I should give the band a listen.
Peace in Christ,
Faith No More is best known for Epic and Falling to Pieces.
In reference to rap, this post by Tim Challies might help you, too. 😉
My personal favorites are Shai Linne, Timothy Brindle, S.O., and Beautiful Eulogy.
Because of the sheer volume of words that can be fit within a song, I’d argue that rap is one of the best vehicles with which to convey the many deep truths contained within the Gospel; the brothers above do just that. Many Christian rap songs are like a sermon!
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