Jesus Loved Idioms. Hymns Ignore Them.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2011 in Christian Lyrics, Songwriting | No Comments

Christ used parables to speak to people where they were, in ways they could understand. He references the blacksmith, and the farmer – using analogies that our pastors have to explain to us today, simply because most of us have never struck iron, nor plowed a field.

In the same way, some of our songs use language and wording that we no longer relate to. We do this out of reverence to tradition, rather than using modern idioms that speak to people where they are, in ways they can understand.