Can you imagine? Churches have actually condemned rock music, insisting it was "of the devil." To say the least, we think they've missed the point. The music itself - the notes and chords - is not inherently evil, nor is the distortion of the guitar or thunderous drums. If anything, what needs to be changed - or redeemed - is the perceptions of those who condemn it. See, we believe that GOD is the creator of all things good. And that there's something infinitely good in all music - whatever style it is (country might be the exception!). Now, if someone uses it and their talents for purposes other than what they were created for, that's between them and GOD. But it doesn't change the fact that the music itself is still good. After all, the gift was given by him. So our "Mission" is simply to interpret hymns, and other worship music, in musical forms that many churches have called corrupt or evil, in the hope that people's perceptions of music and GOD can be redeemed. And to have a little fun doing it. Redeeming The World Living in the city of Chicago forces all of us to pay attention to real issues - like poverty, homelessness, and social justice. In one way or another, we're simply confronted with them everyday. Even though we don't have many answers when it comes to solving issues like global poverty, we still feel compelled to help meet people's tangible needs in strategic ways - which is simply an extension of how we already live our lives as followers of JESUS. Therefore, 30% of Mission record sales go directly to a compassion fund where we choose what organizations and people to assist. With a four member board (the band), we meet to discuss various compassion opportunities in both the local and global community - utilizing a list of criteria that organizations and individuals must meet in order to be considered eligible. Through both prayer and individual research, we then make our decision. With each new round of CD pressings, we'll designate the compassion fund to go toward a specific organization. Our current album will be funding two new homes being built in Indonesia through Habitat For Humanity.
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