Recently CNN had an article that looked at the issues inside the Christian contemporary music industry. This is a result of evangelicals increased engagement in politics. A few years ago I don’t think CNN would do such an article. It probes the culture and the problems inside the industry.
“Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.”
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 NIV
Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
CNN had a fascinating article about the issues inside Christian contemporary music the other day. The article which looks at the culture, explores the industry, the business side and how its reacting to politics. Or how its not reacting. In the article you learn about how progressives and also mainstream artists like Bono from U2 regard Christian contemporaneity music. The issue as I see it is that if evangelicals are going to be involved politically then that opens up other aspects of their culture to criticism and scrutiny. That is how I see this article. The fact that CNN did a deep dive into evangelical Christian music culture is not something that would have happened a few years ago. But like much of evangelicalism if you look under the hood much of what is there is rotten and lacking substance. The CNN article can be accessed here.