Some of you might know that in addition to valentine’s day, February 14, 2018 was also Ash Wednesday which is a day marking the beginning of the season of Lent that some, but not all, Christians honor. On Ash Wednesday, there is often a distribution of ashes reminds us of our own mortality and calls us to repentance so we can be more like Jesus. 

In the past several years, as Christian Contemporary music has taken off, a debate and critique f Christian music has developed revolving around the idea of Jesus being a boyfriend figure that is represented within Christian Music. What do you think, how can thinking about Jesus as a boyfriend be helpful or harmful to an individual’s theology? As you develop your thoughts, enjoy the next few songs which might help you understand why some like/dislike the idea.

In this broadcast of The Faith We Sing, Miranda and I explore the Christian holiday Ash Wednesday and how it can be linked with the holiday of Valentines day through a range of musical genres, both christian and secular and popular media and arts, such as All of Me by John Legend.

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