It seems that I've been having a lot of discussions about Christian music recently. I'm curious about others' thoughts. Here's a few to start...
- God created beauty. He invites us to be co-creators with him. Can we really afford to settle for mediocrity? So much contemporary Christian music seems to be based around the production of cookie-cutter music and lyrics, relying on the fact that we have the truth as an excuse for being lazy. Nothing about Christianity should be a second-rate substitution for something better, yet that's what Christian music can often be.
- What should our response be to musical mediocrity, especially in worship?
- There is a place for simplicity. What's the difference between mediocrity and simplicity?
- All truth is God's truth, so is there a need to distinguish between Christian and non-Christian music? If so, what defines each? Should Christian bands only sing about Christian things? Can non-Christian bands produce things of eternal value?
I'm sure there's some good thoughts out there...please share!!