I just listened to the first track off of Casting Crowns’ new album The Altar and the Door. I counted no less than three subtle and not-so-subtle jabs at people who are joining in on the social justice revival, and it almost makes me sick.
It sounds like the same band that brought us some great stuff, like Lifesong and If We are the Body (together with Stainglass Masquerade, a lesser known favorite of mine) has now decided to take up its sword in the culture wars alongside the conservative evangelicals, so it can get all preachy on some very dedicated Christians who think that cultural engagement and social justice are important elements of discipleship.
Somebody please tell me my first impression was wrong, ’cause I can’t even bear to listen to any more of the album.
When is the next Jason Morant album due out?
(Note from one day after the post: I’ve “taken back” a little of this post – see the third comment)