Found out about Switchfoot through listening to Bishop Earl’s talk about “Mother in Heaven“.
Is Switchfoot a Christian Band?
Here is a clip of Bishop Earl voice over of Jon Foreman’s response to the question of whether his band, SwitchFoot, is a Christian Band.
Does Lewis or Tolkien mention Christ in any of their fictional series? Are Bach’s sonata’s[sic] Christian? What is more Christ-like, feeding the poor, making furniture, cleaning bathrooms, or painting a sunset? There is a schism between the sacred and the secular in all of our modern minds.
Christ didn’t come and die for my songs, he came for me. Yes. My songs are a part of my life. But judging from Scripture I can only conclude that our God is much more interested in how I treat the poor and the broken and the hungry than the personal pronouns I use when I sing. I am a believer. Many of these songs talk about this belief. An obligation to say this or do that does not sound like the glorious freedom that Christ died to afford me.
“…any song can glorify God—whether or not it explicitly mentions religion or the name of Jesus Christ. In fact, this applies to any work that we do. The important thing for Christians is to do their utmost to live in obedience to God’s call on their lives.”
Songs & Interviews
- Equally Skilled
March 21, 2015
- Instead of a Show
- Jon Foreman – Broken from the Start
Published on Mar 23, 201
- Behind the Scenes with Switchfoot’s Jon Foreman and the Acoustic Pro Amp Series
November 10, 2015
- Jon Foreman on Sounds Like A Movement
Published on Oct 21st, 2015
Jon Foreman is a writer, raconteur, and lead singer of the Grammy Award winning band, Switchfoot. In addition to writing and producing albums that have gone double platinum, Jon’s writings have been featured in publications like The Huffington Post and Men’s Health. In this special live episode of The Sounds Like A Movement Podcast, we discuss our relationship with chaos and how tension produces wonder. Jon also plays three songs from his latest solo project, The Wonderlands.
- Jon Foreman Interview- The Wonderlands EPs ( with Sada K.)
Published On Oct 22, 2015
Collaborated with friends
- Andrew Wessen from GroupLove
- Darren King from MuteMath
- Taylor York from Paramore
- Ryan O’neal from Sleeping at Last
- Jeff Coffin from Dave Matthews Band
- Eric Owyoung from Future of Forestry