There's no question that Scripture has influenced music since the first ever song was penned. Today our guest, an author and music connoisseur, takes an in-depth look at the lyrics and cultural context of 100 of the greatest songs from the 1930s to today to reveal an often overlooked or ignored strand of influence in popular music-the Bible. Indeed, some of the "greats"-including Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Bono, Johnny Cash, Sting, and others-have repeatedly returned to the Bible for such sustenance, as well as musical inspiration and a framework with which they can better understand themselves. Join us for a great musical experience designed to help you listen to your favorite song or popular tune in a new way after discovering how the Bible has influenced music.
The New Age movement has returned with full force in our culture taking the West and its churches by storm. All across North America, Christian churches have unknowingly encouraged occult beliefs and practices far removed from what the Bible teaches. This unfortunate reality is intrinsically linked to the popularity increase of New Age spirituality in the twenty-first century, and we've been so influenced by its integration into our society that we have become blind to recognizing, and preventing, the effects of this mainstream, pop-culture heresy, even within the walls of God's house. Join us for a riveting wake-up call to the Church from a former New Age practitioner.
Steve Turner is an English music journalist, biographer and poet, who has spent his career chronicling and interviewing people from the worlds of music, film, television, fashion, art, and literature. He regularly contributes to newspapers such as The Mail on Sunday and The Times and his many books include Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts, Popcultured: Thinking Christianly About Style, Media and Entertainment, Hungry for Heaven: Rock and Roll and the Search for Redemption, U2: Rattle and Hum, Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now, and A Hard Day's Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song. Originally from Northamptonshire, England, Turner’s career as a journalist began as features editor of Beat Instrumental where he interviewed many of the prominent rock musicians of the 1970s. His articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Mojo, Q, and the London Times, and he has also written several poetry books for both adults and children. He lives in London with his wife and two children.
Steven Bancarz is the former founder of "Spirit Science & Metaphysics" and was a full time writer for spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com, which was one of the largest New Age websites in the world averaging 200,000 views per day. He was also a guest author on thespiritscience.net, the most-visited New Age site in the world. He had an encounter with Jesus Christ and quit his job as a New Age writer back in 2015, giving his life fully to the Lord. Steven has since been in full-time apologetics ministry exposing the deception of the New Age movement.
In the Market with Janet Parshall, challenges listeners to examine major news stories and issues being debated in the marketplace of ideas and speaks to them with the Word of God. In this fast-paced, caller-driven program, Janet evaluates newsworthy topics with guests and listeners using the Bible as a framework for discussion. This daily program addresses relevant issues important to Christians, with an engaging mix of listener interaction and commentary from highly respected guests.