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God's Not Dead (Like A Lion) by Newsboys
Album: God's Not DeadReleased: 2011
The title track of Australian Christian pop rock band Newsboys' sixteenth studio album reunites their lead singer Michael Tait with his former DC Talk bandmate Kevin Max. The song finds the two pals singing of their belief that God is alive in contradiction of a century's worth of philosophers who thought otherwise. "God's not dead, let's worship Him," said Tait. "We serve a living God!"
The phrase "God is Dead" was first used by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in The Gay Science and repeated in his famous work Thus Spoke Zarathustra. Nietzsche wasn't talking about God dying in a literal sense, but as someone who no longer believed in such a cosmic order, he believed the Christian God was no longer a viable source of any absolute moral principles. 80 years later, on April 8, 1966, Time's cover article covered a western theological movement that had arisen, known as the "death of God." Their argument was that modern secular thought and culture had lost all sense of the sacred, so for the contemporary mind "God is dead". A transformed post-Christian culture was therefore needed to create a renewed experience of deity.