Whatever you might think of Christian-based music you can’t deny that it’s had a hold on people for a long time now. Mike Maher is one of those artists that has made good use of his talent and the opportunities it’s given to him since he’s been singing for a while and has been nominated for no less than 9 Emmy’s in his time. The gist of Christian music isn’t always about preaching the gospel in every single word but for those that don’t tend to like it there’s always the option of not listening. For those that enjoy the music and love the message it spreads however there’s plenty of it out there and plenty of artist and genres to choose from. Maher is one of those that was recognized early on for his musical talent and thus his parents made sure he had access to whatever he needed when it came to fostering his talent.
Here are a few of Mike’s best songs.
5. What A Friend
If you can believe it there are songs that make it hard to differentiate them between regular music that is not Christian-based and that which is. While Maher’s tracks are titled in quite a way that makes it obvious as to what his songs are about, his sound is something that’s every bit as popular as anything that’s out there today. The old hymnal feeling that was presented by Christianity is no longer evident in those songs that are being sold to the mainstream, and it’s no doubt one reason why they’ve become so popular. People do tend to gravitate towards something that sounds closer to something they can relate to.
4. Your Grace Is Enough
Perhaps one of the biggest pet peeves of anyone that might not like Christian rock is the need it seems to have to be preachy at times. Well, as it was mentioned above you don’t have to listen, but millions of people have already decided that they enjoy this and are more than willing to listen to people like Mike that will spread the word. There’s nothing wrong with the message, the delivery, and there certainly isn’t anything wrong with the sound. The idea that Christian music isn’t as good as anything else has been kind of debunked and laid to rest over the years since it’s been producing standout artists throughout the years.
3. Your Love Defends Me
Getting into a theological debate over religion and bringing Christian music into it for its message is unfortunately something that some people do. The whole problem with this is that the music is there to have fun, to enjoy, and to allow a positive message to be spread to people near and far. The idea that the music would ever be used as a part of theological debate is kind of ridiculous but it has happened in the past, and it’s just as inane now as it’s ever been. It’s pretty simple really, if you have an issue with someone about something then discuss it, but leave their religious preferences out of it, unless that’s the issue.
2. Because He Lives
At one point and time it didn’t seem like Christian music was really making much headway in terms of being marketable and reaching a wider audience. But it seems to have been experiencing a humongous surge throughout the years and has been gaining a lot of ground as more and more voices join the genre and become well known among the people. Either people have been embracing their faith a lot more or they simply like the music, or both. Given that Christianity is one of the biggest religions in the world it’s not too hard to think that this is a huge factor in the rise of this kind of music.
1. Lord, I Need You
Believe it or not there are those that have all the belief they need in God but are adamant about not needing Him in their lives. It might seem ludicrous to some that think this makes absolutely no sense and can’t happen. But if one is going to be truly Christian and have respect for those that practice faith in their own way, even this needs to be recognized. It’s not an absence of faith after all, but perhaps a denial that they’re worth the trouble. Of course many folks would say that this is for God to decide, but still some individuals would rather see their loved ones saved while they play a sort of moral rearguard, protecting those they care for by sending them off in all faith and love rather than join them. Belief is not felt in the same way by everyone after all, and people tend to call upon the lord for their own boons in their own way.
We all believe in God in our own way after all.