Spring 2021 Contemporary Holiness Playlist

For 2021’s spring playlist, I thought it would be fun to round up some of my favorite Contemporary Christian songs.

Some of the songs on this playlist are by artists who identify as believers in the Christian faith and/or grew up in a religious household. Other songs on this playlist are purely rooted in holiness based on my personal interpretation of them.

Since it is Holy Week and COVID-19 is still lingering, I’m unable to go to church for Palm Sunday, Good Friday, or Easter for the second year in a row, so I will be blasting this playlist all week!

I chose 13 songs to represent the 12 disciples plus Jesus. I hope this playlist is enjoyable for my fellow Christians and non-Christians alike.

1. Dark Matter (Hushed), Andrew Belle. Let’s get those demons in the form of black bears out of the way first.

2. Constellate, Fleurie. Shine in His light.

3. Holy Ground, Taylor Swift. This is where we stand.

4. Stranger Ways, Anberlin. “A little bit closer for finding the truth.”

5. Come Into This Light, From Indian Lakes. Feel His love.

6. Brand New Day, 21:03, J Moss. Keeping the faith everyday. Even during these unprecedented times.

7. I just need U. – Capital Kings Remix, TobyMac. Truly all you need in life to get by.

8. joy., for KING & COUNTRY. “Let it move you.”

9. Blessed, Hawksburn. A blessed dance party waiting to happen.

10. Be a King, Capital Kings. It only makes sense to treat yourself as royally as your Father treats you.

11. In And Out of Time – PHENOMENON Remix, Colton Dixon, Solomon Olds. What is time these days?

12. Balconies – Jorgen Odegard Remix, Paper Route. “Raise your arms and hold balconies of grace.”

13. Peace Song, Kye Kye. The tranquil end we long for.

Hope you have time to enjoy Holy Week with family!

Westboro Baptist Church Calls Taylor Swift a Whore

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Where do I even begin with this?

Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas has made plans to picket Taylor Swift’s concert at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on August 3rd, 2013.

Why?

Because according to a press release from the church, “@TaylorSwift13 works her ‘girl next door’ country-singer shtick, while hopping from one young man to the next and strutting across the world stage like a proud whore.”

In an interview with RadarOnline, Ben Phelps, the grandson of  the group’s leader, stated, “This girl is a whore. Who else is gonna say that if it’s not the church of the Lord Jesus? She’s coming into our backyard. We’re gonna go preach to her.”

Oh, and that’s not the end of it. Apparently its Taylor’s job to preach to her followers.

Phelps goes on to say that Taylor Swift pretends to be a “good Christian, but she’s not.” According to him, Taylor should use her influence to “promote the standards of God,” to young girls instead of “whoredom, fornication … that filthy lifestyle.”

Ok now, they just went WAY too far.

As a Christian and a Taylor Swift fan, this really boils my blood.

Taylor Swift is the last celebrity I would even think of associating with whorish, filthy behavior.

That’s actually one of the reasons why I love her so much. Taylor Swift isn’t one to behave in such ways.

When was the last time you heard about Taylor Swift in the tabloids for reckless driving or crazy partying?

NEVER.

Since she doesn’t live “la vida loca”, the media needs to write something about Taylor Swift, so they just pick on her love life. Because that’s her only fault: the fact that she hasn’t been able to settle with someone for long term.

So what? That doesn’t make her a whore. As a matter of fact, if I’m not mistaken, the reason why she hasn’t been able to settle with one guy long term is because she won’t give it up!

Isn’t that the opposite of a whore? Last time I checked it was.

Back in January, when Taylor Swift and Harry Styles broke up, the tabloids speculated that it was because she’s a prude.

A source revealed that “Harry found Taylor a little sexually uninterested.”

The same source also stated, “What Taylor doesn’t get is that the guys keep dumping her because she’s being a prude.”

I honestly don’t understand how being a prude is synonymous to being a whore. I thought those two words were considered antonyms.

I think Taylor Swift is a wonderful human being. From the way she dresses to the way she carries herself, she is a wonderful role model. Her fans can learn a lot from her just by watching the way she lives her life.

Westboro needs to get their facts straight. Pull out a dictionary before you start going around calling people whores.

And while you’re at it Westboro, here’s a cherry to put on top of your little Sundae:

“Do not judge others, and you will not be judged.” – Matthew 7:1, NLT

Now eat it. And leave Taylor alone!!