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With a (Christian) Rebel Yell

 by Bennett Gordon


Tags: Christian rock, music, Christianity, Daniel Radosh, Rapture Ready!,

Aaron Weiss of mewithoutYou

Aaron Weiss doesn’t fit the stereotype of a Christian rocker. The charismatic frontman of the band mewithoutYou, Weiss is an environmentalist, a Freegan (a person who eats food that others throw away), and an outspoken critic of the Christian right and the Iraq war. In this excerpt from the new book Rapture Ready!, author Daniel Radosh talks to Weiss about politics, pop music, and religion. To hear an interview with Radosh, and to listen to other examples of good Christian pop music, click here.

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