Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Eros & Christ: Romance with Jesus in rock music

[Part of a series on Eros and Christ] Romance with Jesus is a popular theme in contemporary Christian rock music. A good example is “Love Song for a Savior” by the Grammy-winning Christian rock band Jars of Clay. Gender studies professor Hugo Schwyzer wrote in a previous post about how the song brings together eroticism and Christianity. See a video of Jars of Clay singing the love song in concert by clicking here or on the image above. You’ll hear men singing to Jesus, “I want to fall in love with You.” ____ This concludes our summer series on Eros and Christ… but it has been so popular that we promise to return to the subject regularly from now on.


Anonymous said...

I like the song; though to be honest, I had to go look up the lyrics. They're beautiful, about a woman wanting to fall in love with Jesus.

Don't we all? Unfortunately, far too many people would say yes, but haven't a clue what they're really saying.

I mean, how hard is it to love Santa Claus?

Kittredge Cherry said...

Well put, Eric. Falling in love with regular people is like that, too. First we fall for the fantasy, and if all goes well the reality -- warts and all -- will be even better.