Casting Crowns: Secular world views Christians as ‘crazy,’ but we don’t mind being canceled for Jesus by By Jeannie Ortega Law, Christian Post Reporter
GNN Note – One of my favorite Contemporary Christian bands!! Start Right Here, in my opinion, is one of the most underrated Christian songs ever written. It should be played until people actually see themselves within the lyrics. / END
Grammy Award-winning band Casting Crowns recently released an anthem called “Crazy People” in which the group calls on listeners to embrace their faith in Christ even though it can appear “crazy” to the secular world.
“Crazy People” is featured on the band’s latest album, Healer, released early this year. Recorded during government-mandated lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic, frontman and songwriter Mark Hall said he wrote songs for the moment.
The band wanted their new album to feature Scripture-laden music that challenges listeners to “seek true healing from Jesus, the only Healer we need,” according to a statement shared with The Christian Post.
In a new video explaining the story behind the song, Hall said those who walk with Jesus can be considered “crazy people.”
He referenced the Apostle Paul’s writing in 1 Corinthians 1:18, which reads: “The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, only seen through faith.”
“We follow a God we’ve never seen. We pray to God we’ve never heard. And on faith, we put all the weight of our life in this God that we’ve never seen, that we know is real,” Hall said. “Let me just tell you, that looks a little crazy to the world.”
The second verse of the song touches on how Christians have been perceived in modern times.
“Who brings a Bible into a public school?/ Who shares a Gospel even when the world calls them a fool?/ And who’s not afraid to go against the flow?/ Well cancel me and call me one of those,” the musician, who’s also a youth pastor, sings.