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Engaging Eleanor Rigby: A Christian Alternative to Lonely Listening

From boycotts to baptized alternatives to filching the best bar songs for hymnody, Christians have had various relationships with popular music. Should we shut out all forms of art, popular or otherwise, that don't originate with committed Christian artists? Or does the call to Christian witness demand that we engage popular artists where they stand and on their own terms? According to Paul's admonition in 1 Corinithians 10:23, we have the freedom to listen to any music, but how do…