"New Documentary Chronicles Christian Rock"
A new feature length documentary is in the works that tells the story of Christian Rock through those who shaped the genre.
“Bleed Into One,” produced and directed by Tim Hudson, and named from a lyric off of U2’s Joshua Tree album, has been in the works for five years. “This film has been truly a labor of love,” said Hudson on the project’s website. “We have put everything we have in this film.”
And he really means that. He said that while he was working on the film his electricity got cut off or he had no water. There were “times I would think why am I doing this,” he told The Christian Post.
But Hudson spoke of a calling from God, and a love for music. He got introduced to the beginnings of the Christian music scene through his job at a venue called The Warehouse in Bartlesville, Okla. It was one of three Christian music venues in the country in the early 90s.
“It was a horrible little hole in the wall,” he said. But “we had some legendary awesome shows. Underoath, MxPx played there before they were big time.”
Hudson went on to become the manager of The Warehouse and a promoter for different acts. He told CP that he remembers watching a documentary about Metallica one day and thinking, “Somebody ought to do this for Christian rock. And then I thought, I could do this.”
As people who have read my blog long enough know I warn about CCM, and it's dangers though there are some sincere musicians out there and even some nice contemporary songs, Christian rock has been used to bring in many false things. I also have wrote about how I listened to rock music and some of the worse stuff too as a non-believer. What worries me about this, is look at the name of this documentary "Bleed Into One". Isn't that what Christian rock has been used to do? Help in the "unity" cause among false churches?
I know Bono is advertised as a Christian out there, but let's not forget this is the man who dressed as Metiphisto and with his band U2 helped to advance the "Co-Exist" message. By the way I was a U2 fan before I became a Christian. I know the music in and out and even saw them in concert, the message of "become one" is interwoven through out the music such as in their song "One". Bono has had visits with the Pope, and works with high level global elites.