Monday, July 21, 2008

Give Me Something To Believe In

Filed under: "Didn't See That One Coming" and "Aslan is on the Move"
Pete Wilson, senior pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tennessee, is reporting on his blog that famed lead guitarist of Poison, C.C. DeVille, has become a Christian and is seeking ways to grow. Pete has been given access to DeVille and is giving him pastoral counsel, etc. (he now calls himself the unofficial pastor to Poison--I'm jealous.)

Check this out...

Guitar Hero from Pete Wilson on Vimeo.

This is pretty cool on a number of fronts. During my high school days, I worshipped rock groups, most notably folks like Def Leppard, Ratt, Motley Crew, Van Halen, etc.,--basically what are now known as 'the hair bands.' My family can verify that my room was basically a shrine. Poison wasn't among the groups that I worshiped, but I did like some of their music such as "Give Me Something To Believe In" and "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" (which I still quote almost weekly).

For a while after my conversion, I had to get away from all this music b/c it represented my rebellion from Christ. Now, I can go back and listen to some of it and actually, really, enjoy it. I know, for some of you that is just too much....

At any rate, pray for C.C. DeVille. This is a huge step he has taken in a very unforgiving arena. And pray for his pastor, too.



Texana said...

I guess that you turned out as well as you did proves, indeed, that there IS power in prayer.

While you certainly wore out your MTV t-shirt, and had a few magazines and posters, and went to a few concerts, I never thought of you as worshiping rock bands or their lifestyle. I thought sports were more important to you. You kept your grades up, weren't adicted to "harmful substances", aspired to go to college, and were never in trouble--well, not real trouble anyway. Although you took your bike places that were "off limits" and had an unsanctioned party or two, I don't think your guardian angel had to work particularly hard to keep you out of harm's way.

So, that just goes to show you--keep an eye on your kids, even when you think they are on the straight and narrow, because they won't tell you if they aren't--Until they are too old to punish them, anyway.

Love you,

John said...


Truth be told, Sports were my other idol. Both were things elevated in my life and given supreme importance!

Pete Wilson said...

Glad you enjoyed the post John. This is my first time on your blog and love it. keep up the great work.

John said...

Pete, thanks for stopping by. I'm praying for you and Poison.

Justin said...

Pete Wilson posted a comment on your blog! SWEET!!!!