Originally Posted by Head_case
Originally Posted by TopPop
"Christian music, originally called Jesus Music, once fearlessly sang clearly about the gospel. Now it yodels of a Christ-less, watered down, pabulum-based, positive alternative, aura-fluff, cream of wheat, mush-kind-of-syrupy, God-as-my-girlfriend kind of thing."
-Steve Camp, thesis 41, "A Call for Reformation in the Contemporary Christian Music Industry"
It's interesting to read of Steve Camp's quote here.
Looking back at the history of music however, I guess I would take issue with the narrowness of Camp's views.
Maybe we need to mature, and grow out of pigeon-holing artists as a 'christian artist' or not a christian artist? Who are we to judge anyway? If their lyrics are meaningful to us; then there is some light in the music we hear. Isn't it more important to engage with music which moves us; is meaningful to us, rather than just to wave, because it has some kind of 'christian' label on it?
Music can shed some light. Not all the light. If we want all the light - then it isn't music we turn to. Music isn't capable of possessing this. It is a form of art; a spiritual expression; an expression of praise; a movement towards sanctuary....however if one's music collection is all there is that constitutes spiritual life, then it isn't really much of a life.....
If that makes sense...
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really, really great post, thanks. the simple FACT is most "overtly" Christian music is only "good music" in context...
as far as recommending "Christian" music, one of my favorites ever is Candiria, really unique off the wall metal that gets artistic accolades from even the evil side of metal!
Edited by ferday - 10/29/12 at 1:15pm