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Joe Jonas Chooses Chris Brown for Inspiration. Is This Okay?

Have you heard? Joe Jonas has liberated himself from the famous Jonas Brothers band and has gone solo.

Although Christian, the Jonas Brothers didn’t really devote their music to glorifying God. Their songs, like L.A. Baby, Burnin’ Up and Lovebug, have fun loving lyrics and a distinctive sound. They’re harmless to listen to, but they are not dedicated to spreading the word of the Lord.

Right now Joe Jonas is in Paris filming the video for his second solo song, Just In Love With You. Did you hear his first release?

Joe wrote his first solo song release with Chris Brown. This interesting good boy/bad boy collaboration resulted in See No More. But is it a mistake for Joe Jonas to partner with controversial artists like Chris Brown, whose own song lyrics are often sprinkled with the “n” word? Not to mention Brown’s arrest in 2009 for beating his then girlfriend Rihanna.

A March 2011 article titled Joe Jonas Gives ‘Details’ on New Solo Album & Grown-Up Style on ET Online states that Jonas would like to “join forces with” Kanye West (sample lyric: “That’s My B—h”), Drake (sample lyric: “Never chase hoes but we do we laugh at them n—as tryin to run em down”), and Nicki Minaj (Sample lyric: “tell that motherf—-r say so”). Seriously…should an Evangelical Christian, with a former Assemblies of God pastor as his father, be collaborating with the likes of these people? And is it even ok as a Christian to listen to music inspired by “artists” whose own music reflects such non-Christian values, even if those “artists” keep it clean for Jonas?

As a devoted Christian, I wish Jonas would write songs that glorify God with other artists that do the same. He has a loyal following because of his image as a good boy Jonas Brother, so why change it? Sure, he needs a unique sound and voice, different from Jonas Brothers, but he doesn’t need to go to controversial artists to achieve that goal. Maybe he wants to ride the coattails of their success, but will this decision be a bad influence on him and his music? Hmmmmm…With friends like these I wonder how long Jonas will be wearing his purity ring.

Let’s pray that Jonas stays true to God. And if any influence transpires, let it be Jonas that instills God’s goodness into the hearts, lives and music lyrics of these misguided artists.

Ok…your turn. Do you think Jonas’ collaborations with bad role models are a bad decision? Take our poll!

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Will you listen to Joe Jonas even if he collaborates with bad influences?

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  1. atla_bee

    Posted by atla_bee on September 14, 2013 at 21:36

    Personally, I feel like a person’s actions & words should mean a lot more than we make them nowadays. Sure, someone may be Christian, but if their actions & words don’t reflect that, then why claim God at all? That just looks bad like you can be Christian but still live the secular life….because you honestly, cant. Not fully.

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by cristobela on September 13, 2013 at 15:27

    This could be a good or bad situation depending on how Joe handles it. As a Christian, and an artist, Joe is in a perfect position to reach out to others in the industry, shine a light in their presence, collaborating with them in an attempt to reconcile them to God. What other excuse would they have to interact? Better in the studio socializing over art and not at some wild party. The interaction could ignite a spiritual spark leading Chris, or other artists, to want to be a better Christians.

    Or it could go south, if he just adopts the same thinking and priorities of those secular artists. We should pray for Joe, whether he’s still a Christian or not.

    Entertainment-wise, I don’t agree with the fornication and obscene speech Chris Brown promotes in his song lyrics or Music Videos, nor do I approve of what he does to his fans on stage when he invites them up (same with the clips I’ve seen of Bieber). They definitely didn’t learn that from Michael Jackson, who at most hugged his fans on stage, yet both Chris Brown and Justin claim to take inspiration from MJ. Just goes to show that, when a person says they take inspiration from an artist, it may not necessarily be their moral standards (whether they’re high or low).

    This really has nothing to do with Chris Brown, but Joe Jonas’ character and whether he’ll walk with God through this. I pray God leads him away from keeping bad company on a permanent basis and from making long-time commitments with any corrupt influences, thus yoking himself to darkness. What Joe is, true Christian or not, I trust nothing can rip him away from God if he truly belongs to Jesus (John 6:37).

    God knows what Joe needs to experience to be molded into Christ’s character during this process we call life (he may need to go through bad experiences and make mistakes just like we all do, a little rebellious period to see what it’s like without Christ-like company). Joe works in the entertainment industry, that is where he’ll make his mistakes. Our arena is a little more mundane, but in spirit it’s all the same. And who knows, maybe he’s going in to “fish” for lost souls?

    I wouldn’t monetarily support any music that doesn’t agree with God’s way. All ideas, whether put to music or not, is nourishment for the soul. I want it to be Godly information if I’m going to put it on repeat (shout out to “Yahweh” by Tal & Acacia, my fav. song at the moment. ^_~)

    So, is this collaboration good or bad? The fruit will determine the verdict: (1) lyrical content, (2) what he does on stage and (3) what he approves of in his music videos. If it disagrees with Scripture, then there you go. Even though the appearance of a thing may not be the full story, what they approve of and put out for public consumption shows a lot about what is contained in their hearts. Hopefully, he’s not straying (and I haven’t listened to any of his new music, nor am I a fan that knows a lot about him, so I can’t say).

  3. aysiabug

    Posted by aysiabug on September 6, 2013 at 08:42

    I choose not to listen to Joe Jonas cos I think his music sucks, not because of who he hangs around.

  4. joigirl36

    Posted by joigirl36 on September 4, 2013 at 16:28

    So it’s a great thing I’m seeing this now and not when it was posted because I probably would have been more angry on this post more than. I am an unshameful Jonas Brothers fan. I love them and I think they are some of the most amazing and Godly men. It is ridiculous to me that because the Jonas Brothers’ music isn”t Christian that somehow they aren’t good Christians. Their first album( Nick’s album) was Christian. It wasn’t the right feel for them so they went towards pop-rock. In most of their songs they have references to God and the Bible. They have never denounced their faith or done anything that would make me question it. They are young men, and in my opinion have lived up to an amazing standard. So what if they make a video? Doesn’t mean they do stuff, and doesn’t mean they aren’t entitled to make a mistake. They are human just like the rest of us, and a video or lyrics doesn’t make someone have faith in God or not. They aren’t going down any ‘spiral’ or ‘young Hollywood syndrome’. They are just growing up into what I believe is respectful, passionate, and dedicated young men, husbands, and soon to be father.

  5. Posted by on October 1, 2011 at 23:13

    after seeing his new “Just in Love” music video, i don’t think he’s much of Christian anymore…..it’s like my sister said, “you can’t make a video like that if you’re not actually doing that stuff.”

    But as for collaborating with other stars that aren’t the best…role models, or being inspired by them, a lot of artists do that: Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, etc… I think it’s probably a bad idea to compromise and listen to them but that means not listening to most music at all, including some of the artists that this website endorses.

  6. Posted by on September 10, 2011 at 23:37

    I just watched a teaser for his new music video and it is quite shocking, basically implies sex… this is the artist who claims to wear a purity ring… I think he’s starting to feel the pressure from Hollywood and is going down a road very similiar to Britney Spears, Katy Perry, and other ‘used to be wholesome’ artists. Who knows what’s coming up next…
    And I honestly have no idea why he’s so popular I don’t think he has that great of a voice… just thought I’d throw that out there. But I think, no I KNOW he could write some decent music.
    And him teaming with Chris Brown, it’s probably all buisiness. Justin Bieber (also a professed Christian) sang with Chris Brown. I mean Chris Brown is very talented and very popular, so it would very much sense that Joe Jonas teams up with one of the best in the music biz.

    • Posted by on October 1, 2011 at 23:14

      Apparently, he’s taken off the ring…..

  7. Posted by on August 31, 2011 at 08:40

    Sadly, I’m a yes.. I would listen to his music.. But if he starts f-wording everything, I say goodbye.

  8. Posted by on August 17, 2011 at 17:46

    How is collaborating with other artists bad? Who are you to judge Joe about his relationship with God and the religious place he’s at in his life right now? Just because he’s a Christian doesn’t mean he has to write songs about God all the time. That’s ridiculous.

    It’s not Christian-like AT ALL to judge people based on the people they work with. It’s not Christian AT ALL to judge Chris Brown either. This holier than thou attitude on this website is horrible. Did you ever think that maybe Joe could’ve possibly been a good influence on Chris Brown? How are Christians supposed to spread the word of God if they are suddenly not allowed to associate themselves with “sinners”. I am outragged.

    • Posted by on August 20, 2011 at 20:45

      The point of this Sofia, was to say that we should be careful about who we listen to. Not personaly judging Joe about his vews. Yes Joe has personal freedom to sing what he wants and all that. But the thing is, what he sings and who he hangs with has an effect on all who listen. Not just himself. And I don’t think anyone is trying to say he shouldn’t hang with none-Christian artists just because he’s a Christian. It’s how those people influence Joe and how Joe’s life influences the public. That responsibility comes with the teritory of any celeb.

  9. Posted by on August 16, 2011 at 13:08

    Colossians 3:1 If Joe is still Listening to God I wish he would regard this verse in his choice of style for music. Not only for his own sake and personal relationship with The Father, but also for everyone who listens to him. Paul talks about in 1 Corinthians chapter 8 that even if something that I may not see as wrong i shouldn’t do if it causes my brother or sister to stumble. I pray for Chris Brown that he would find God. but in the mean time If Joe Jonas wants to do something truely profitable with his God-given tallents, he should turn around from where he’s headed while he still has time and let Chris Brown make his mistakes by himself. Clearly he is fully capable of doing so.

  10. Posted by on August 11, 2011 at 20:51

    How can all of you guys sit here and JUDGE a guy you don’t even know? I’m saddened to call all of you SISTERS IN CHRIST. I guarantee about 89% of the people commenting this don’t know Joe at all… just what they see in major media. He has a good heart and he’s a good guy. And I don’t see anything wrong with him collaborating with different artist who are talented. I’ve listened to all the songs Joe has been performing and non of them are bad. He’s telling a story of what he’s been through in HIS life and I don’t see anything wrong with it. Yes, I’m upset that NONE of them(Jonas Brothers)have provided any God glorifying music in YEARS but that doesn’t stop me from loving them and looking up to them. You don’t know what Joe has done BEHIND closed doors… He may have brought a few people to Christ. If you don’t like Joe’s music, okay, Don’t listen to it easy enough. but you can’t say he’s a bad role model for who he collaborate with for his music.

  11. Posted by on August 8, 2011 at 07:11

    OMG you know what i just found out? Tinky Winky from “teletubbies” is a gay role model and is the homosexual teletubby” and kids watch this show. and po from teletubbies is male/female

    • Posted by on August 10, 2011 at 11:43

      It’s just teletubbies. Plus, you can be BORN with both male/female parts, it’s actually a possible thing, and I think it’s ok to do that on kids shows, because it shows that people are different. It’s like being angry because theres kids of every ethnicity on barney. Plus, isn’t that a little stereotypical? Just because he’s carrying a purse and he’e purple, people think he’s gay. If you read statements from the producers, they say he has a magical bag, not a purse. And since when does a bag “make” someone gay?

  12. Posted by on August 8, 2011 at 06:32

    Chris Brown is a lowlife, not because he cusses in songs, but because of what he did to Rihanna. I don’t listen to him, and I honestly hoped no one else would because of that

  13. Posted by on August 4, 2011 at 19:01

    Nicole! Have you heard Nick’s old song “Dear God”? It is really rweet and shows his dedication to God when he was younger. I admire the Jonas Brothers (especially Nick and Kevin) for being good role models and keeping a clean image. Although I have been disappointed with Joe lately, I am still praying that he returns to God 🙂

  14. Posted by on August 3, 2011 at 12:00

    I always had a feeling Nick and Kevin we’re different. But especially Kevin!

  15. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 15:55

    If these celebrities want to steer their lives in a path of destruction then that’s their decision. All we can do is just pray for them and love them still.

  16. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 09:44

    Nicole! Have you ever heard Nick Jonas’ song “Dear God”? It is such an amazing song and shows his dedication to God when he was young! I admire the Jonas Brothers (especially Nick and Kevin) for being good role models in a corrupt industry. They seem like sweet, Christian boys, even though I have been disappointed with Joe lately.

    • Posted by on October 1, 2011 at 23:20

      wow. that’s really great. and personally i like his voice from back then more than now

    • Posted by Nicole on August 6, 2011 at 13:48

      I’ll check it out!

      • Posted by on August 8, 2011 at 12:40

        He has a whole Christian CD out. You can’t buy it anymore but you can listen on YouTube.

  17. Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 00:00

    it’s pretty sad I remember a couple years ago my dad thought they where good guys when he found out they have purity rings, i guess they don’t mean anything anymore

    • Posted by on August 18, 2011 at 19:49

      What does that even MEAN? Because he worked with Chris Brown he gave up all of his morals?

  18. Posted by on August 1, 2011 at 23:01

    The only reason this is sad is because Justin Bieber gets his own write-up on here of how amazing he is…when he has worked with Chris Brown too. Chris Brown has a song with him and has performed at his concerts, and when Joe does the same thing he just gets pushed under the bus!!! Justin and Joe both have their own share of bad decisions, but it’s obvious that Joe is the only one getting criticized for it!!! It’s Ridiculous!!!

    • Posted by on August 11, 2011 at 20:54

      THANK YOU! That’s what I was just thinking.

    • Posted by on August 11, 2011 at 20:34

      I totally agree. This website practically idolizes him and Bieber has worked with FAR worse than Chris Brown. So why don’t people actually think before they write? The family of Christ isn’t supposed to build one up and tear another down!

      • tmgaouette

        Posted by tmgaouette on August 19, 2011 at 07:49

        We love the Lord and no-one is above Him. I am interested to know who Bieber has worked with who is FAR worse than Brown though. His collaboration with Brown is as equally concerning as Jonas’.

  19. Posted by on August 1, 2011 at 20:06

    Hollywood truly is the devils playgrounds. I bet in a few years Justin Bieber will be just like the rest of them. It’s really sad. Look at Katy Perry. I pray for these teenagers. Because I was almost one of them.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Christiangirl2014 on September 18, 2013 at 10:29

      Justin is already going down the wrong path…I mean look at what he’s done in recent media. His mother even claims she doesn’t know her son anymore, that’s what I read in a teen magazine. It’s so sad to see these young teenage singers abandon all their values for a life that is bad.

  20. Posted by on August 1, 2011 at 13:27

    I can see where you’re coming from…..but just because he said he get’s inspiration from Chris Brown does NOT mean that he wants to follow in Chris Brown’s footsteps. Chris Brown is musically talented, so it’s understandable if Joe wants to collaborate with him….or be influenced by his musical ability. I am personally extremely proud of Joe and his brothers, because they have set a great Christian example for young teens, and have never strayed from doing so. I have been a fan of them for a very long time and continue to be without disappointment of ungodly decisions.

    • Posted by on August 2, 2011 at 09:30

      You’re right. We can never know if Joe Jonas wants to idolize Chris Brown and the others mentioned or just follow in their musical footsteps. Either way, he’s playing with fire right now–they can influence him in more ways than he originally intended. I’m glad the Jonas Brothers have been being examples; I just pray that they CONTINUE to be examples. And by that I mean not getting more influenced by Hollywood’s “fun and games”. Same to Justin Bieber.

      • Posted by on August 11, 2011 at 14:49

        I totally agree with Simi.

  21. Posted by on August 1, 2011 at 12:00

    Joe Jonas isnot at all inoccent those little purity rings are all a joke they just do it to maintain their image smh

  22. Posted by on July 31, 2011 at 19:54

    My mom always says “actions speak louder than words.” It is sad that his influences are people who do not leave the kind of lifestyle he should be living. So sad. 🙁

  23. Posted by on July 30, 2011 at 20:16

    I didn’t even listen to him in the first place. Hopefully they’re good meaningful lyrics.

  24. Posted by on July 30, 2011 at 17:03

    Joe Jonas is just like Justin Bieber. They both are Christians and love god, but don’t really write any songs that glorify god. I just wish they would use their talent for god instead of wasting it. So sad. :'(

    • Posted by on August 9, 2011 at 03:52

      Yeah that’s true. I never even liked Joe. I do love Nick and Kevin though in an amusing way lol

  25. Posted by on July 30, 2011 at 09:48

    Hmm….that’s sad….I mean I never really listened to the jonas brothers, but it’s still sad to see another star start going down the wrong path…… 🙁

  26. Posted by on July 30, 2011 at 03:57

    I don’t think the problem is that he collaborates with other non-Christian artists,I think the problem will be if he listens to their advice or his faith is torn by their influence. If he keeps his gaze on Christ,which I’m praying he will, he’ll be ok. If not, he will need many prayers.

  27. Posted by on July 29, 2011 at 22:29

    I believe that if you are famous and/or saved, you should know not to do the things that the unsaved and/or non believers do.

    Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?(2 Corthnthians 6:14)

    Since he was raised in Christ, God will put him back on the right track if he slips.

    Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
    (Proverbs 22:6)

    • Posted by on October 4, 2011 at 19:21

      I suppose there are many ways to look at it, but I personally believe you are interpreting 2Corinthians 6:14 waaaay too literally. I’m pretty sure you do things that the “unsaved and/or non believers” do, or else you would have no contact with anyone who is not Christian. I highly doubt that.

    • Posted by on July 31, 2011 at 16:42

      he is a good guy, he is always nice to everyone but he is in a very cruel industry, there’s a lot of people telling him what to do and deciding what’s better for his career

  28. Posted by on July 29, 2011 at 16:49

    I pray he does too. Btw, Justin Bieber also collaborates and has a song with Chris Brown. I just saw that on Youtube! =/

    • Posted by Nicole on July 30, 2011 at 00:35

      I know- it’s sad. I’ll write about that soon.

  29. Posted by on July 29, 2011 at 16:07

    Hmmm…something to think about. I personally don’t have a problm wth it, so long as his lyrics and actions don’t reflect bad things. Should he be “hanging” with artist whose lyrics and stuff don’t reflect “pure” things? probably not, but for now we’ll just have to see what happens next.

  30. Posted by on July 29, 2011 at 11:26

    I wish he would stay a better influence with his heart still with Jesus. He doesn’t seem to have that anymore. I didn’t really listen to them, but I had a lot of respect for the Jo. Bros. for their Christian ties and devotion to stay pure. Pray for him girls!

  31. Posted by on July 29, 2011 at 09:34

    Wow.. This is so surprising! I am really praying for him now….

  32. Posted by on July 29, 2011 at 07:04

    I love Joe Jonas and I am sad to see him use people like this in his album because he really was one of the only Disney guys I looked up to and one of the only Disney characters to stay good after Disney

    • Posted by Nicole on July 29, 2011 at 11:19

      I know, it’s really unfortunate. :-/

      • Posted by on August 1, 2011 at 15:59

        Guys! Don’t give up hope yet! Nick and Kevin (as far as I know) are still on the straight and narrow. They could help him see the light.

  33. Posted by on July 29, 2011 at 07:00

    I never really have cared about him, and I pretty much only listen to Christian music, so I could care less about him, but for his fans sake, I hope he stays clean……

  34. Posted by on July 29, 2011 at 06:24

    I only voted “no” only because I’m not a fan of him. If I liked him, I would still listen to him as long as I still enjoyed his music and he kept it relativley clean. I agree he should be prayed for, but we don’t need to judge actions that haven’t been played out, and for all we know, never will be.

    • Posted by on August 1, 2011 at 15:58

      I semi agree with what you say. I also voted no simply because I am in need of clean music that I don’t have to go searching for. So far his music has been super clean, seeing as he only has one song out solo. I agree we shouldn’t be to hasty in judging him, but the warning signs are flashing as they did with Miley Cyrus (who I also used to like). Thank you for praying for him.

  35. Posted by on July 29, 2011 at 05:32

    I never listened to or liked the Jonas Brothers in the first place and I definitely won’t listen to him now.

  36. Posted by on July 29, 2011 at 04:28

    He isnt wearing his purity ring anymore, just FYI. :/ I read it in Details magazine. He is also pro gay and repeating dirty jokes. 🙁 Soo sad!

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by Bmac on August 18, 2012 at 13:33

      i actually thought he was gay :O

    • Posted by on October 4, 2011 at 19:17

      Just because he doesn’t wear his purity ring doesn’t mean he’s engaging in inappropriate behavior. And just so you know, the bible does not tell us that being gay is bad. There is nothing wrong with being gay; the same inappropriate actions a heterosexual is engaging in are wrong. If a gay person lives an abstinent life, they are doing no wrong!

    • Posted by on August 17, 2011 at 07:07

      Just because he isn’t wearing his purity ring anymore doesn’t mean he’s not a virgin, it just means he doesn’t want to wear it, for whatever reason, but hopefully he finds out that he needs to stick to his morals.

    • Posted by on July 30, 2011 at 17:06

      I can not believe Joe let Hollywood ruin him. Its sooooo sad!! :'(

      • Posted by on August 3, 2011 at 20:25

        All we can do now is pray and trust in the Lord.

      • Posted by on August 1, 2011 at 17:12

        Totally! Hopefully his two younger brothers won’t follow in his footsteps

      • Posted by on August 1, 2011 at 15:43

        I am an avid JB fan. I am also sad at his recent turn of… heart I guess would be the word. We can only pray for his brothers and family to slap him out of this. Just so you know he never was as as there with his faith as Nick or even Kevin was. Please join me in praying for his confused soul.

    • Posted by Nicole on July 29, 2011 at 11:21

      oh wow! that is so sad.

    • tmgaouette

      Posted by tmgaouette on July 29, 2011 at 09:40

      I did not know that. Too bad.

  37. Posted by on July 28, 2011 at 21:14

    Never liked the family from the very start-Disney recruits preteens/tweens and turns them into absolute trash! Its sad, I mean girls are taking after Miley Cyrus, him now I’m sure, and more to come. Keep praying, Nicole. Disney NEEDS some advice from Christ.

    • Posted by Nicole on July 29, 2011 at 11:23

      yes they do! Also look at Lindsey Lohan- she used to be with Disney- they did all her movies!

  38. Posted by on July 28, 2011 at 21:01

    This is extremely judgemental of you to say. Joe Jonas is collaborating with Chris Brown because Chris Brown is talented. This is a business arrangement and shouldn’t tarnish anyone’s opinion of him. Christians can’t only do business with Christians because this is the real world. You can find something bad to pick out for every single person in the music business. The fact that Joe is able to work with these people to produce good music but not be swept up in their bad behavior should make him more respected. In addition, just because his songs aren’t written to glorify God directly, the fact that he is using the amazing gifts God gave him means that he is glorifying God. And saying that working with artists “like these” is going to cause him to be less pure is wrong and, honestly, none of anyone’s business anyway. It is a personal choice. Let’s try to keep the articles uplifting instead of judgemental and degrading.

    • Posted by on August 8, 2011 at 07:04

      This will help us pray he stays faithful to God. Chris Brown is so not someone we should look up to or be kind to

      • Posted by on October 4, 2011 at 19:12

        “or be kind to”?!?!?! My goodness, I try so hard to spread the word of God and most people won’t even listen because they just see Christians as judgmental. Statements like “Chris brown is so not someone we should … be kind to” are not only the reason people hate on Christians, but it is completely against Christian ideology! I agree with Sofia; we are called to love ALL our neighbors and treat others the way we wish to be treated.

      • Posted by on August 17, 2011 at 17:52

        actually, we should be kind to everyone. just because of some mistakes that chris brown has made makes him unworthy of human compassion? imagine if people decided to treat YOU that way? you’ve made mistakes as well. along with everyone else on this planet so let’s think about treating others as you would want to be treated.

    • Posted by on August 3, 2011 at 11:58

      I TOTTALY AGREE!

    • Posted by on August 1, 2011 at 13:31

      I cannot agree with you more. <3

      • Posted by on August 1, 2011 at 13:48

        Also, Joe and the Jonas Brother’s have set great christian examples, how can you say there songs don’t glorify GOD…just listen to there lyrics….They call girls BEAUTIFUL instead of sexy. In Love Bug they talk about how modesty is hard find, and should be cherished. Joe has continued to wear a purity ring. In the Lovebug music video they show a couple happily moving in together and make sure to show a wedding ring on the girl’s finger. Yes I know Joe is not perfect, and of course makes mistakes, but that does mean he is and always has been a great Christian role model.

    • Posted by on July 30, 2011 at 16:22

      I completely agree!

    • Posted by on July 29, 2011 at 13:10

      So Jill, based on your premise, people should be able to work with anyone -a racist, sexist, girlfriend-beater, murderer, etc, as long as that person is talented and it’s a business arrangement. Hmmmm… This isn’t about working with Christian people. It’s about working with good and decent people. It’s about integrity and not selling your soul to the devil so you can be rich and famous.

    • tmgaouette

      Posted by tmgaouette on July 29, 2011 at 11:48

      So Jill, based on your premise, people should be able to work with anyone -a racist, sexist, girlfriend-beater, murderer, etc, as long as that person is talented and it’s a business arrangement. Hmmmm… This isn’t about working with Christian people. It’s about working with good and decent people. It’s about integrity and not selling your soul to the devil so you can be rich and famous.

      • Posted by on October 4, 2011 at 19:08

        Sarah, I couldn’t agree more!

      • tmgaouette

        Posted by tmgaouette on August 19, 2011 at 07:38

        Hence, “Let’s pray that Jonas stays true to God. And if any influence transpires, let it be Jonas that instills God’s goodness into the hearts, lives and music lyrics of these misguided artists.”

      • Posted by on August 11, 2011 at 20:30

        Woah. TM Gaouette, you should probably stop right there. Lemme tell you right now that I’ve been a Jonas fan for years. And I agree that Chris Brown has made choices he shouldn’t have and his music reflects it. But he’s also a human being with a soul that desperately seeks something more. How are we supposed to spread the gospel if we can’t associate ourselves with “people like that?” That mentality is why people hate Christians so much. And for you all to be assuming that Joe, our BROTHER in Christ, is selling his soul “to the devil to be rich and famous” is absolutely sick. We should be praying that he’s a good witness to the people he comes in contact with.

    • Posted by on July 29, 2011 at 11:43

      We dont know that he isn’t being swept up yet. If he is using his talents but not glorifying God, then he is using them for the wrong reasons. Simply using them does not qualify. He’s using them to glorify only himself. And you know what, if you really cared about glorifying God, you would find a way to work with other Christians instead of giving up and compromising your morals for the sake of fame. And it is the business of all the people who will listen to his music and be sucked in. This article wasn’t degrading or judgemental; it was simply informative

      • Posted by on August 1, 2011 at 14:01

        Nicole I LOVE you and all, but how can you compare Joe to LINSAY LOHAN??!!! I have been a fan of Joe and his brothers for a VERY long time and it is very hurtful to hear you compare Joe to Lindsay Lohan because I would NEVER be a fan of her, their morals are COMPLETELY different, and it’s wrong for you to use her as an example to compare them to.

      • Posted by Nicole on August 1, 2011 at 22:56

        you’re right actually 🙂 Joe Jonas is in a different stratosphere!!

      • Posted by Nicole on July 29, 2011 at 15:47

        I agree!! Chris Brown is terrible.

  39. Posted by on July 28, 2011 at 20:57

    How sad that people will do anything for “more” fame, power, money.
    satan definitely has a hold on him. Praying for him. 🙁