The life of a slave

"The life of a slave" Continued...

Issue: "The Haiti quake," Feb. 13, 2010

Q: Big difference between an industry and a community? Absolutely. An industry is focused on money and power, and community is the opposite of that. When there's a moral failure in an industry, everybody gets up in arms that the industry wasn't doing anything about it. What is it supposed to do? If there's a moral failure the community comes alongside and copes with it, forgives, and disciplines. I'm not sure the industry is equipped to do anything about it. The industry is just supposed to sell records.

Q: How do you avoid going from "community" to "industry"? I don't know that I've done that good a job of avoiding it. There are three or four artists that I've been close to for a long time. We keep each other accountable. We're drawn to each other. We're hurting and foolish and fragile and recognize that we need each other.

Q: You've described yourself as the broccoli of Christian music: People don't really like it but it's good for them. Would you rather be the banana split or the chocolate? Of course I'd rather be the cool guy, but I'm not. I'm the singing Bible geek guy. That's OK. Bill used to say, "Never despise your own gift and never covet another." That's a good saying.
To hear Marvin Olasky's interview with Michael Card, click here.

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.


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