Well it seems that James Dobson, Chripublican political gorilla, has finally made up his mind and confessed to being a “flip-flopper” on the issue of whether or not John McCain is fit to be president of this great Christian nation. He’s been grandstanding on the question since the beginning of the year, when he said he “would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances.” (Under any circumstances, take note, means not ever, presumably even if Joseph Stalin or Michael Moore were about to run off with the whole shebang. McCain is, after all, one of the “worst presidential choices in history.”)
After that came a veritable mindtrip of flip-flopping: first he wouldn’t vote at all. Then well, maybe, but only for a third party candidate. Then he decided he might manage to somehow bring himself to vote for (but not endorse!) either Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee. Then he endorsed Huckabee. After all those roundly lackluster candidates were dispatched, he said he might change his mind about McCain (but only because he realized Obama is like, omg, the anti-Christ. But we’ve all known that all along, right?)
In a surprising turn of events Copeland have signed with Tooth & Nail Records, making it their third record label in less than two years (after years as the Militia Group’s flagship band, and only a few short months with Columbia). The Nail will release the new record “You Are My Sunshine” on October 14th.
I always really liked their cover of “Every Breath You Take” (see below).
If this was 3 years ago I wouldn’t be surprised at all, but considering T&N’s roster as of late, there is something to be a little puzzled about. It’s the first non My-Chemical-Panic-At-The-Fall-Out band that they’ve signed in far too long. Hopefully its a sign of things to come. Video after the jump.
Newton wasn’t messing around when he said that for every action, there’s an equal but opposite reaction. But odds are he wasn’t talking about Contemporary Christian Music. Specifically the blatant creative burgling of one Sufjan Stevens by one Jonathan Foreman, and one Imogen Heap, by one Tricia Brock.
As an outspoken proponent and critic of the “Christian” music scene, I’ve long said that the industry would be best to either: A) disband entirely, embracing the fact that art is art and being creative is in and of itself an act of worship, or B) overcome the identity crisis that plagues so many of the products, motives, and people within its walls. To of course never stop gauging the relevance and fruit your “ministry” bares, but to get over the myth that says cutting-edge art and a Christian worldview are mutually exclusive.
Tags2012 Election Andrew Sullivan Arts Atheism Barack Obama Bible Books Capitalism Catholic Church Charles Taylor Christian Christianity Christianity Today Church Conservatism Conservatives Evangelicalism Evangelicals Facebook Feminism Gay Marriage God Gospel Coalition History Jacques Derrida Jesus Journalism Mark Driscoll Marriage Martin Heidegger Marvin Olasky Marxism Media New Sincerity New York Times Patheos Philosophy Politics Religion Religion and Spirituality Ross Douthat Same-sex marriage United States Women Young Evangelicals