Happy t-shirt Tuesday, guys! Sorry, but I wasn't able to find a whole t-shirt pic for this one, just the print.
Maybe, but while we're on the subject of crappy analogies, there's just one problem:
2 John 1:6 - And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
You can't walk either! Maybe we should leave imagery between physical actions and spiritual results alone.
Anyway, today is also a very special day. With Christmas fast approaching I wanted to take time to highlight something that is definitely not kitsch. You may not know who Sufjan Stevens is, but he's one of the most innovative, creative Christian musicians out there today.
It seems he's actually more appreciated by indie fans than by actual Christians, though everyone seems to love his earthy, yet faith-ridden lyrics, and his fluctuation between simplistic acoustic guitar picking and bombastic, almost orchestral compositions. At the 2006 PLUG Awards (Independent Music Awards), he took away the awards for Album of the Year, for Illinois, Male Artist of the Year, and Album Art/Packaging of the Year, for Illinois as well.
Today, he released his box set Songs for Christmas, which is comprised of seperate EP's he recorded as a project every Christmas from 2001 to 2006, sans 2004. They are made up of some classic carols, some reimagined ones, and a scattering of some of his own original works like Did I Make You Cry on Christmas Day? (Well, you deserved it!).
Here is a picture of the box set.
The box set comes with a lot of other stuff like Christmas stickers, and a book of chords and lyrics so you can play along. If you feel so inclined, you can listen to a stream of the whole album at his record label, Asthmatic Kitty's, website here. Make sure you have Quicktime.
Do something original this Christmas and support a Christian musician who doesn't suck. Isn't it nice to have something good by a Christian on here every now and then?