Published On: Fri, Apr 5th, 2013

Mumford & Sons leadsinger, Marcus Mumford, doesn’t like Christian label, but ‘like a Muslim’ thinks ‘Jesus was awesome’

26-year-old Marcus Mumford, the lead singer of the popular British band “Mumford & Sons,” refused to identify himself as “Christian” during an interview with Rolling Stone reporter Brian Hiatt.

Mumford & Sons ROlling Stone coverMumford’s denial came as a surprise in Christian circles, considering his music thrives on religious imagery – or what Christianity Today called, “Christ-haunted” lyrics.

In the interview, Mumford disliked the very word “Christian” saying “It comes with so much baggage. So, no, I wouldn’t call myself a Christian. I think the word just conjures up all these religious images that I don’t really like.”

“I have my personal views about the person of Jesus and who he was. Like, you ask a Muslim and they’ll say, ‘Jesus was awesome’ – they’re not Christians, but they still love Jesus. I’ve kind of separated myself from the culture of Christianity.” Mumford emphasizes that while his spiritual journey is a “work in progress,” he’s never doubted the existence of God.

Although Mumford’s parents, John and Eleanor Mumford, held national leadership positions in part of an international evangelical Christian Vineyard Movement, Mumford’s rejection of the Christian label didn’t faze them. Mumford grew up in a Christian environment, and even met his wife, actress Carey Mulligan, at a Christian youth camp.

Check out the Rolling Stone issue for the complete interview.

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