The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Rock for the soul

It's a warm, breezy evening in Pick-a-Town, U.S.A. Thousands of excited music lovers make their way toward a downtown arena, where their favorite band is playing.

The crowd anxiously waits for the lights to go down and the music to turn up. Finally, it's time. The crowd claps, breaking into a cheer when the band appears. Drums pound; guitars crunch. The sound to some is just this side of deafening; the light show a brilliant array of colors.

It's fun, entertaining and something more. This night is devoid of "I love you, I need you" lyrics. You're more likely to hear words that bring gospel messages and spiritual encouragement.

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