Sunday, July 08, 2012
The Happy Intolerant Christian
Oh no, I'm not talking of being intolerant of YOU! That's another post.
I have tried-not often, but tried-to listen to Christian music being put out these days-drives me nuts.
Talk Radio I can handle. Listening to a good sermon is fine. But what passes for 'new' Christian artists and music these days has me turning to Jazz quicker than a liberal could shut off Rush Limbaugh.
I love music. My church is a singin' church, and we have a great hymnal of wonderful songs to choose from.
I'm not anti-CM. I'm anti-BAD CM.
Think of this: When Christians sing "Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine-Oh what a foretaste of glory divine!"we are singing in agreement, in tandem, with every other Christian who has raised their voice in that Fanny Crosby anthem. We're all singing with Fanny Crosby.
The stuff being perpetrated on Christians these days? Forgettable weak pap. Won't be remembered tomorrow, while Isaac Watts is still going strong 260+ years later. He may be jamming with Fanny Crosby
up in Heaven right now, with JS Bach on piano.
Today's Christian music, much of it, is irreligious and insulting to both Creator and Christian alike.
Bad theology doesn't sound any better when it is chanted to a rock beat.
Christians, if you want to honor God, shut off your radio and open your hymnals. And start singing.