Mark Joseph on Switchfoot

Whether or not you like the song "Stars," or Switchfoot in general, Mark Joseph has some interesting reflections on them in a recent article. It reminds me a little of a conversation we had here a couple weeks ago about U2 and eros. Excerpt: More often than not, what has kept rock from reaching its full potential for meaningful cross-generational discussion has been its obsession with matters of the flesh, along with a singular inability to sing convincingly about anything else. Switchfoot albums, however, have no such inhibitions.... Rock has undergone an extreme makeover transformed [sic] the genre from a bastion of hedonism into a place where important issues are discussed. This is in no small part due to the presence of dozens of artists who are devout Christians and have chosen to explore their faith in the mainstream music industry.

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