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Vinyl is Back – Just Like the Christian Faith

Vinyl is Back – Just Like the Christian Faith

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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.

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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.

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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.

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