I know, I’m 3 years late, but I just now found this interesting interview with Creed’s lead singer. One snippit that caught my eye was this:
So, are you now a “Christian artist,” or an artist who happens to be a Christian?
Stapp: I’m an artist who’s a Christian, because I don’t write music to be evangelical. Now, if that happens, it happens. My dad’s a dentist, and he’s a Christian. Now, does he put in Christian fillings? No, that’s just part of his three-dimensional life. Now, there are people that are Christian artists, because they have a purpose to be evangelical for Christ. I don’t feel I’ve been called to that yet. Now, that could change. There’s no telling what kind of call God will put on my life.
I can definitely identify with that. Now don’t get me wrong… I don’t honestly know the first thing about Scott Stapp as a person, and after having googled for a few minutes, I’m not honestly sure what to make of him. But being that he is human, he falls into the same category that we all do, which is “by nature, screwed up”…. Glass houses and throwing stones and what-not…. I do like his comment about his dad being a dentist and a Christian even though he doesn’t use “Christian fillings”. He’s right, of course: we’re all three-dimensional, and what we are goes much deeper than what we do. I’m going to go right out, though, and start looking for some Christian C++ code…. =;)