"Rock of Ages" essay from Smyth & Helwys

(Archived) advice from Keith Gammons, book acquisitions editor at Smyth & Helwys Publishing on using popular music in youth ministry. There's one U2 reference, which is how the link came to my attention, but it's a set of principles that apply generally, e.g. "teach youth to listen to music with ears informed by the scriptural witness, not so that they will condemn what they hear, but so that they can better translate the messages that the world-at-large [is] conveying. When we allow Scripture and biblical lessons to bleed over into how we listen and understand the music around us ... and the same must be said for how we view other types of media as well ... our youth will feel the presence of Christ engaged with their culture, not simply against it."

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