Gungor: “Us for Them”

In the culture wars, Gungor (Michael and Lisa Gungor) have so identified themselves with prog Xianity that I’ve lost track of them.

Their hostility toward traditional Christianity became indistinguishable from hostility toward traditional Christians, so I quit paying attention.  I think that’s tragic, ‘cuz they’re excellent songwriters and musicians; he’s a phenomenal guitar player.

They had some smart things to say before they became just another couple of prog flamethrowers.

This is probably my favorite Gungor song; it’s either this or “Vapor”, which is so beautiful it makes me cry.  This song is from One Wild Life: SoulThe guitar work is killer; you should give it a listen.

I don’t know if Michael Gungor still believes this.  But I DO. I believe this.  This is the way of Jesus.

When the lines are drawn
When you’re in or out
When it’s us or them
And we shame the doubt

It is all a lie
All we ever really need is love
There’s no need to shed more blood
Look upon the cross
Look upon the cross

See the face of Christ
See the mercy in His eyes
Every valley shall be lifted high
Now our enemies are blessed
The heavy laden rest
For His judgement is love
His judgement is love

There is no more guilt
There is no more shame
All our darkest sin
All our deepest pain

Blessed are the poor
All the lonely broken lost and torn
See a kingdom comes to us
A war that’s fought with love
Our only war is love

Prepare the way of the Lord
Wielding mercy like a sword
Every mountaintop will be made low
Know, He holds the earth like dust
And His judgement comes to us
And His judgement is love
His judgement is love

We will not fight their wars
We will not fall in line
Cause if it’s us or them
It’s us for them
It’s us for them
We reject the either or
They can’t define us anymore
Cause if it’s us or them
It’s us for them
It’s us for them
Cause if it’s us or them
It’s us for them
It’s us for them

Prepare the way of the Lord
Wielding mercy like a sword
Every mountaintop will be made low
Know, He holds the earth like dust
And His judgement comes to us
And His judgement is love
May our judgement be love

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