The Swedish pop group ABBA had a career that roughly paralleled the seven-and-a-half years that I was a youth pastor.
I was never crazy about their outfits … didn’t know the two female vocalists were each married to a different male vocalist … and wasn’t aware of their history or histrionics.
But regardless, songs like “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Super Trouper” and even “Mamma Mia” are superbsongs.
And for me, music isn’t about an artist’s lifestyle or love life. It’s about the songs … and if a song is great, I don’t care who sings it.
In times past, some Christians have divided music into sacred music (songs to and about God) and secular music (songs about life and/or love, but not God).
I suppose I once thought that way, but as I’ve gotten older, I find that I only recognize two categories of music:
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