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A successful Christian songwriter once told me that the key to writing a hit faith-based crossover song was to write lyrics that relate to everyone, Christian or not. In other words, if you’re looking for God in the music, you’ll find Him, but if you’re looking for a song about how much you love your boyfriend, that’s what you’ll hear – You Light Up My Life is a perfect example. Some of the most successful movies with Christian elements follow suit. The Passion of the Christ proved that moviegoers will seek out a straight forward version of the resurrection of Jesus - it grossed $611 million worldwide. But there’s also evidence that audiences like an allegorical version of the greatest story ever told as well. The Matrix, The...

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