A basic understanding of theology (Catholic of course) is needed for a person to really understand who they are, where they are, why they’re there, and what they should do. I’m not talking about a Summa level of understanding, but there is no reason kids of middle school (or younger) shouldn’t be encouraged/required to read the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. In short, our theology dictates how we live our life. Pretty important stuff.
Here are the winners in a few major categories of Christian music:
In the blatant-attack-on-Catholicism category, we have “Fields of Grace” by Big Daddy Weave:
“There's a place where religion finally dies”So, according to Mr. Daddy Weave, there exists a place where we can finally throw the shackles of voluntary subjection of oneself to God off. Way to stick it to the man Big Daddy.
Under the Jesus-is-my-girlfriend category, we have the Katrinas’ Hold Me Close to You:
“Draw mw close to You,Wow. The whole idea of being drawn close and feeling the warmth of His embrace conjures up images that are awfully, oh, yucky.
Never let me go…
You are my desire
No one else will do
'Cause no one else can take Your place
To feel the warmth of Your embrace”
And finally from the Did-I-miss-something category we have DC Talk’s “Jesus Freak”
“I saw a man with tat on his big fat bellyHuh?
It wiggled around like marmalade jelly
It took me a while to catch what it said
Cause I had to match the rhythm
Of his belly with my head
jesus saves is what it raved in a typical tattoo green
He stood on a box in the middle of the city
And claimed he had a dream”
My family will be spending a little more time with the radio off, and a little more time with the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church open this summer.