John Cooper Talks Family Amid Hostile Culture: ‘I Think the Church has the Answer’

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John Cooper Talks Family Amid Hostile Culture: ‘I Think the Church has the Answer’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Recently, Skillet front man John Cooper, said that the Christian Church has the solution to the problem of the shattered unity of the family in our postmodern, woke culture.  

In anticipation of the 2023 Rock the Universe concert, “Florida’s biggest Christian music festival”, scheduled for January 27-28, Cooper told The Christian Post: 

“We can celebrate that with all kinds of people, whether you’re talking about class, ethnicity, whatever that may be or even denomination. So we’re coming together to say, we’re putting some of our differences aside because we agree that Jesus Christ is Lord. And that’s a really wonderful thing.” 

The lead singer went on to speak on the Church’s role in unifying families as the most basic unit of culture and little churches within the Church

“There’s an awakening happening in America right now, among religious people, and non-religious people, that we’re losing our kids,” Cooper said. “What I’m excited about is, I think the Church has the answer to that. The Church has always had the answer to that because God creates a man and a woman to get married and have children and raise their kids in the fear and admonition of the Lord.

“You’re supposed to be a little church of your own, if you’re a family, ‘You are a little church of your own’ is what Charles Spurgeon used to say. So I think people are realizing that,” the musician added. 

He also made it clear that this role of the Church is especially important in an increasingly more hostile culture.  

“As the world gets crazier, what I’m seeing in my concerts anyway, is that a lot of people are coming, bringing their families. Skillet is becoming a family event, even for people who are not into the Jesus part. They’re like, ‘I’m not into the Jesus stuff, but I can bring my kids here, and I’m running out of places to bring them.’ Because even sports are getting inundated with woke culture that even as non-Christians, they’re uncomfortable with,” he explained. 

“So I still think the Church is the answer. God’s way always works, and it’s going to work in 2023 if we will listen,” Cooper continued. 

“If we will listen” is perhaps the most operative part of Cooper’s words in his interview for CP. It recalls Jesus’ refrain throughout the 4 Gospels, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 13:9, et. al.). 

It is hoped that Christians will hear the call of Christ to defend their families against the onslaughts of woke culture.