A Beginner’s Guide to Christian Rock

Or, “Another Excuse for Me to Talk About My Favorite Bands.”

Want to start listening to Christian rock, but don’t know where to start? Well, I’m here to help.

But let’s get one thing straight first – I’m not the biggest fan of the term “Christian rock,” or whatever genre you feel like shoving in there. First off “Christian” isn’t a genre, no matter what your local Christian bookstore tries to tell you, and second, bands can’t actually be Christian. To quote Blimey Cow for the second time in the past week: “Bands don’t have souls! DC Talk didn’t go to Heaven when it died!”

However, musicians can be Christian, and lyrics can have themes related to Christianity. Musicians and bands use their platform to share the Good News, which I think is wonderful! That’s really what I mean when I use the term “Christian rock” – a rock band that’s using their music and their platform to spread the Gospel.

Now that that’s out of the way, I’ll explain this list: I know from experience that discovering Christian rock is both incredibly exciting and very overwhelming, so I decided to come up with a reference for those new to this “genre.” I’ve included the bands I think are pretty accessible to everyone up to metalcore and heavier artists. There’s a place for everyone, so read on!

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Best of June

Wow, two blog posts in one weekend! Surprised?

Well, normally I would’ve given myself a few days between blog posts, but since I’ll be away all of next week, I figured I should go ahead and share my favorite things from June. A lot of exciting things happened, from new album releases to graduation to visiting family. I have a lot to talk about, so I won’t hold back any longer. Click to read on!

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Best of May

Happy June, everyone! I’m hoping everyone had as great a month as I did. Between birthdays, vacation, and finally being done with high school, it’s been pretty exciting around here. But more on that in a moment. First, I want to share a few of my other highlights from the month of May!

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Best of April

Hey everyone! Apologies for the somewhat late post – May snuck up on me faster than I thought.

I had a pretty good month of April, and I’m hoping you did too. Sure, it had its highs and lows, but all things considered, it wasn’t as busy as others. Anyway, you probably already know the drill for these posts, so without further ado, here is my Best of April!

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Best Of February

Welcome to March, everyone! I hope you had an awesome February and enjoyed the extra day yesterday. I had a pretty great February myself, and I’m excited to share some of it with you! So, without further ado, here’s my Best of February!

My Blog

February was a pretty rough month for blogging. Things got busy with school, so I didn’t have as much time for blogging as I would have liked. However, I did still manage to write a few blog posts! In case you missed it, here’s what I wrote:

A Memoir
Valentine’s Day
Creating Stories With Meaning

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Top Ten Music Videos (Part 2)

Last week on my blog, I wrote about some of my favorite music videos. In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap of the first half of the list:

“Darkest Part” – RED
“Touch This Light” – House of Heroes
“Love In Your Arms” – Eleventyseven
“I Can’t Stand To Fall” – Philmont
“New Horizons” – Flyleaf

This week, I’m continuing my list with five more of my favorite music videos. So without further ado, click below to read the list!

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