Christian Teaching

Vinyl is Back – Just Like the Christian Faith

By: Stephen McAlpine

Our daughter’s just turned 21. We bought her a new turntable, with speakers and plenty of vinyl records. Vinyl’s made a comeback – big time. Seems there’s something magical, and tangible, about it.

Sure, Spotify is amazing. Digital music is the “here and now”. But vinyl is a link to the past – a time before everything was disposable.

Vinyl has captured a new generation who like the idea of something lasting longer than a week. It reveals a longing for something stable, older than ourselves.

That’s what makes Christianity so compelling. It didn’t spring up yesterday, it’s a timeless message about God’s grace. And like vinyl it seemed to go out of fashion. But like vinyl, it’s back.

Perhaps we’re not so impressed by the failed promises of the latest thing.

‘Digital’ spirituality comes and goes, but ‘vinyl’ spirituality keeps on turning.

Listen to this episode of God in 60 Seconds here

Article supplied with thanks to City Bible Forum.

About the Author: Stephen has been reading, writing and reflecting ever since he can remember. He is the lead pastor of Providence Church Midland, and in his writing dabbles in a number of fields, notably theology and culture. Stephen and his family live in Perth’s eastern suburbs, where his wife Jill runs a clinical psychology practice.

Feature image: Photo by KOBU Agency on Unsplash  

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