Signs Of The Forthcoming Apocalypse: The Hold Steady Edition

Dan Gibson | September 9, 2008 4:45 am

Sadly, the article doesn’t appear to be online, but I can assure you I saw the following news with my own eyes. The current newsstand issue of Christianity Today–which I like to think of as the Time of the evangelical community–features a review of the new Hold Steady disc, Stay Positive. Sure, it makes sense for an act that’s rich in religious iconography to be reviewed in the magazine, but the fact that the act is the Hold Steady was a bit disconcerting. And the lede–“Craig Finn, lead singer and songwriter for Brooklyn’s the Hold Steady, writes about drug addiction, casual sex, and Jesus”–doesn’t make it any less so. Congrats go to Paste writer Andy Whitman for sneaking the act into the Billy Graham-founded publication, even if Stay Positive might see the act at their least “Christ-haunted.” [Christianity Today]