Music for a Culture of Life

Music for a Culture of Life

Despite reading today that possibly as few as 10 per cent of Christian bands are in fact Christian, there are still many amazing and talented performers who make a positive and valuable contribution to culture through music.

One of those talented singers is a young girl by the name of Jackie Evancho, who rose to fame after being runner-up on America’s Got Talent.

The video I’ve posted here is of her rendition of the ‘Our Father’, and was sent to me today by my friendly pro-life bard, Chris.  Jackie Evancho’s other videos are also available on youtube.

The Our Father


There is an ancient belief that the stars, the moon, the planets, all of creation, move to a heavenly music. The theme can be found in Plato, Plotinus, Shakespeare, Milton, and Dryden. According to some legends, God sang creation into existence. And this harmony extends to human nature.

William Kilpatrick


For a little more information about music for a Culture of Life, I’ve included the link below to a thought-provoking article, entitled “Music and Morality”, which might be of interest. You may not agree with everything the author writes, but he certainly makes some valid points and gives a historical basis for evaluating different genres of music.

Music and Morality by William Kilpatrick.

Lastly, here is a link to a less-scholarly and more moderate article on The Church and Rock Music by Mark Shea at Catholic Exchange.


Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:8

I also came across this performance poetry piece on youtube, uploaded in March this year. It was ritten and performed by Shawn Welcome, and inspired by Stand4Life movement.


Author: genericmum

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