debeguiled said:Athanasius said:As does Kerry Livgren (Kansas), who wrote a lot of their songs and was involved in Urantia before his conversion. He wrote a book years ago about it.
I don't remember if there was a conversion biography, but Keith Green... Biography was No Compromise. That pretty much sums up Keith Green in two words. Guy had drifters coming in off the street living in his house. Amazing man.
Thanks for the info on Livgren, will check it out. You could tell from the start by their lyrics that Kansas was a band delving deep into life.
By the way, I saw an amazing documentary about Keith Green. He has one of the most amazing stories out there, and I had never heard of him before seeing it.
He made the great point that everyone is in your corner when you are searching for the truth, however when you find it, they all fall away or criticize you.
The pose of the seeker. How true.
Slight caveat. While his story is amazing, and you can tell by the reminiscences of his friends and family in the video that he was well loved, Keith Green was extremely annoying in a Cat Stevens sort of way.
Keith Green had unbelievable intensity and energy, just a force of nature. Like I said, he had all these homeless guys living at his house at one point. He would do concerts and berate people about the sheep and the goats and for not becoming missionaries. He was reading Charles Finney (who is largely awful) at that point. Just as he was starting to leave the cage stage, he was taken home in a plane crash. Still, he was all in and a powerful presence, almost like a modern day prophet. And I'm an old school protestant, not a charismatic. I've heard people like James White speak of him with the same admiration. His biography is moving and well worth reading. Great songwriter, too: Easter Song, O Lord You're Beautiful, Create in Me a Clean Heart, Your Love Broke Through, etc. Here's one of his songs that this guy does an incredibly good cover of (apologies to other readers as we've derailed this from Kanye West)...