A lot of what I see coming out of the church in terms of Christian music unfortunately deals in probably the most spiritual 2% of life. If music truly is the universal language of the world, then this sort of production just isn’t going to cut it.
What would it look like if Christians ripped down the fictional sacred/secular divide and took notice of what so many artists around us are screaming about regarding the messed up state of our culture?
So it’s no wonder when people look at Christian music, that they see Christianity as this one-dimensional, irrelevant worldview to life that only deals with transcendent moments of worship and the afterlife.
Despite much of Christian music’s lack of depth or authenticity, the Contemporary Christian Music industry is continuing to thrive financially. Can it really be considered a coincidence that most CCM artists tend to churn out the same soft, fluffy messages?
If American Christians are eating up what the CCM is putting out, why would it fix what i$n’t broken? Until the industry decides that it loves money less, we’ve still got a long way to go.
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