Saturday, August 27, 2011

Who Knew?: I thought Switchfoot a country band

[For Jon Foreman, lead singer and songwriter for Grammy Award-winning band Switchfoot, inspiring people to action through music is a gift not to be taken lightly.

But writing songs and singing about hope is not enough for him, he said. It is partly the “faith without works is dead” theology. But to Foreman, it just seems disingenuous to sing about hope and not get involved.

For years, Habitat for Humanity has been one of Switchfoot’s favorite ways of putting their faith into action.

“There are a lot of great organizations doing great things for people, but one of the things I love about Habitat is it’s a way for people to connect with the heart of what we’re singing about, which is hope. A lot of organizations need money or need skill. Habitat will teach you how to swing a hammer, how to put up siding and put in sinks. I love that. With Habitat, you can directly connect with the organization with your sweat rather than pocket.”]

"I want to spend the rest of my life alive."

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