Jonathan Rundman, by Jonathan Rundman
The Minneapolis-based Rundman has built an unlikely career as a scruffy Lutheran rocker, tackling scripture and spirituality with finesse that transcends the vapid Christian rock scene. This disc surveys Rundman’s career from 2000 to the present, with cuts from the 52-song Sound Theology project such as “Carol of the Bells,” which celebrates a cute girl in the handbell choir. “Narthex” is a gnarly rocker, while “Workin’ My Committee” lends a Neil Young snarl to Lutheran polity. Available at jonathanrundman.com.