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MISSION STATEMENT

Mirror Covenant is a Christian Gestalt Rock band directed toward a mature audience to affirm the Lordship of Jesus Christ over every realm of life and to reject the secular versus sacred schism which unscripturally constrains the artistic expression essential to the unity of the Church.


Our theology is that Jesus Christ, the eternal Word Who created all things, born of a virgin, begotten of God the Father, entirely man and entirely God, paid the sacrifice of death on the cross, torment in Hell, and was raised from the dead the third day by the power of the Father to win for those who accept His redemption the power to become the children of God.

Only mad human pride imagines we can perform any deeds good enough to win even consideration let alone respect let alone righteousness from a being so powerful as to speak the cosmos into existence. Without grace we would all be lost without hope.

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, and as such is the only sound basis of wisdom. In other words our theology is straight up Christianity.

We are not denominational because the Word decries such with the phrase, "Is Christ divided?" The only area where we might be called radical is that we believe God meant what He said, and that we are not authorized to pick and choose the parts we like.


In this Website we outline the standards by which we judge our own music. It is almost certain that in several areas we have fallen short. It might have been safer not to be explicit, and thus expose our shortcomings, but safety for ourselves was never the point.

In particular, writing prose opens one to comparison with the great writers of history because once outside the unique nature of verse, the form becomes secondary to the contents. In such a comparison we can hardly expect to emerge any better than tolerable.

This is especially true because our observations are not unique to us. The issues we examine are found throughout literature and history. These issues have spawned entire branches of the social sciences. Compared to the thousands of volumes of detailed scholarly analysis on all these topics, our brief passages will seem superficial indeed. In our defense, please keep in mind the series' theme of uniting areas in general examined discretely.

which of course relates to the dialectic :-)


There are some historic precedents for what Mirror Covenant tries to achieve.

Mirror Covenant is the collision between Balzac and Wagner. In the sense of Wagner, a unified artistic vision. In the sense of Balzac, to apply that unified artistic vision to every area, every music, of the human comedy. Mirror Covenant must attempt to cover the entirety of human experience with a coherent vision energized by Jesus' Lordship over Heaven and Earth. Like Balzac's vision, the implementation cannot help but fall short of our ideal. We have learned not to allow the ideal to get in the way of the acceptable. Humbling though that may be. Are we to neglect to press forward toward the mark of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ just because we stumble from the weight of sin that so easily besets us? God forbid.


"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties."
John Milton


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