Christian vs. Secular — it doesn’t have to be a cage match

This had me laughing! I absolutely love this. Metallica = Gaither! OMGoodness. ha ha ha ha. Justin Beiber = Steve Green? ….

Susie Finkbeiner

In 1995 I was a good Christian girl growing up in a good Christian home attending a good Christian school. And I listened to Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Veruca Salt, Hole…you know, the normal, 90’s grunge bands. I liked the hard edge of their sound. The angst in their lyrics. The raw and very true emotion.

Then conviction set in. It came in the form of a speaker I heard who said that good Christian kids needed to stay away from evil rock bands. The speaker said that we should go to our good Christian store and find some good Christian bands.

So, I turned off the Michigan State University run alternative station and tuned into the Christian station. I drove to a Christian store and perused the music.

I am not kidding when I say they had a chart for finding Christian alternatives to the secular bands. It went something like…

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