Pardon the Mess Podcast (Ep. 2.24) John Cooper Talks: Hard Rock, Faith-Filled Parenting, and an Unexpected Viral Post

John Cooper is about to rock your world – literally and figuratively. If you’re anything like me, you probably have not had a lot of exposure to the metal music of John Cooper and his band, Skillet. But after hearing John Cooper’s interview today, I can almost guarantee that you will be an instant fan.

Skillet has sold over 12 million albums worldwide, and their song “Monster” is one of the most streamed rock songs of all time; however, John’s interview with us has less to do with music and more so an encouragement in raising our kids, living out our witness in all places, and the importance of grounding our faith in God’s Word.

John wrote a Facebook post recently that went viral, pointedly addressing Christian influencers who have left the church, and cautioning all of us to value truth over feeling with this plea: “Let’s get back to preaching the true, unerring Word of God, and everything else will fall in line.”

I’m the newest fan of Skillet, and after you listen to Pardon the Mess today, I think you will be too!

Links in Podcast:

Facebook Viral Post: What in God’s Name is Happening in Christianity?

Skillet’s new album Victorious

The Knowledge of the Holy– A.W. Tozer

Skillet Songs John Suggestions in Podcast:




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