I enjoyed listening to this testimony from former Kansas lead singer John Elefante, whose voice crystallized songs like “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind” in rock and roll history. Like bandmate Kerry Livgren, he too underwent the conviction of the Holy Spirit and converted to Christianity. Afterwards, he went on to work extensively in Christian rock and scored solo hits like “That’s Why God Made the Moon” (which epitomizes everything that makes a great power ballad, in my opinion).
You can compare this video of the handsome young Elefante strutting his stuff to “Carry On” with his older, humbler self here.
I found this through some daisy-chaining after watching this music video, which has been making the rounds of conservative sites everywhere. It tells the true story of how his adopted daughter was barely saved from abortion. The music might be kind of edgy for this crowd, but I mostly dig it, minus the ballerina chicks, which are supposed to be angels, I think. The string quartet at the end is very cool.
They’re not taking her
You’re not taking her