Friday, February 8, 2008

Should a Christian listen to Bob Dylan?

I recently received an email from a Christian who read a blog I wrote about a Dylan song. He was previously a Dylan fan, but he stopped listening to Dylan after he became a Christian. He felt that his new found faith in Christ was incompatible with Dylan. Here is a portion of his email: CLICK HERE to read more

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dylan is still a man of God, he just won't be pinned down by zealots. Last tour he played 'I Believe In You'. Not so long ago he played 'Solid Rock'. Dylan is a singular artist, he follows his muse, so don't expect him to comply with anyone else's expectations. We really should all know this by now. My own personal feeling is, however, that Jesus is still a big part of his life but without getting inside his mind, I can't prove it. hH made his statements of faith back in the late 70s and early 80s: it would be unreasonable to expect him to keep banging on about it. He's an artist, not a preacher.

“The highest form of song is prayer.”
-Bob Dylan

STOCKHOLM 04.05.2002

Just a few days after performing at the 2002 Grammy's, Bob Dylan recorded a new re-write of "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" for "Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan" with longtime friend Mavis Staples. One month later he would kick off a new tour in Stockholm Sweden and perform Solid Rock (what many consider the theme song to his gospel era concerts) for the first time in 20 years. Dylan would continue to perform this rousing song as well as other gospel era songs at numerous concerts across Europe and beyond. The two-time Grammy nominated compilation would be released on Sony/Columbia one year later on April 1, 2003.

Sinead O'Connor - Property Of Jesus