American Idol Jordin Sparks is now one of the top 9 Idol finalists. She is also a dedicated Christian single girl who sings to bring glory to Christ. In fact, before trying out for American Idol, Jordin Sparks toured with Michael W. Smith, one of Contemporary Christian Music Radio’s top stars. I guess that’s why Michael has been actively encouraging other believers to vote in Jordin Sparks as this year’s American Idol winner.
Jordin Sparks and Other American Idol Christians
That’s right, Jordin Sparks is not the only Christian American Idol Finalist. Last week three other Christians joined Jordin in the top 10: Chris Sligh (unfortunately he got booted out last night), Phil Stacey (my fellow student at Liberty Seminary) and cutie pie, Melinda Doolittle, who also happens to be a single Christian.
You would think with all this positive press that gives Christians a worldwide stage for sharing about Jesus, believers would be supportive of these folks. Nope. Instead you hear attacks from some that question their faith and commitment for singing a secular song. Give me a break!
My take on all this nonsense is best expressed by American Idol Chris Sligh. In addition to having been on American Idol with Jordin Sparks, Chris serves as worship leader for his home church in South Carolina:
“I am first and foremost a Christ-follower. I am also a rock star. I don’t feel the two are diametrically opposed. If you do…I feel bad for you.”
Bible Verse of Day
-Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving-Colossians 3:23,24
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