A quick roundup of what we need and have, according to Christian music.

1)  A teenage fan club.

Superchic[k]’s song Barlow Girls includes this line, right after “Everyone needs to be loved”.  They are portraying the pressure some girls feel and their reaction to it, as opposed to the Barlow Girls, who are

Ordinary girls they don’t live in the fast lane

Emotional content: solid.

Biblical content: Decent.  Not exact, to be sure, but Hebrews 12:1 talks about

we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us

It’s a stretch, but a case can be made.

2) Compassion and forgiveness.

The song Mighty to save, from Hillsong, is a much more traditional song.  We used it last week in worship, and it’s been on the radio.  It talks about the lostness of us all, and the power of Jesus to save us.

Emotional content: good and catchy.

Biblical content: Yes.  Romans 3:23 says that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.  As far as the title, Isaiah 63:1 says

Who is this who comes from Edom,
With garments of glowing colors from Bozrah,
This One who is majestic in His apparel,
Marching in the greatness of His strength?
“It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.”

Hard to argue with a quotation.

3) A water buffalo.

Everybody’s got a water buffalo
You know yours is fast, but mine is slow
Oh, where do we get them you ask
I don’t know
But everybody’s got a water buffalo

Originally done by Larry the Cucumber, the Water Buffalo Song has been captivating audiences for years.  When Superchic[k] (them again ) covered the song on the Veggie Rocks CD, the adult population of the world sat up and took notice.

Emotional content: You rock!

Biblical content: Not so much, even checking The Message

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