Harmful Long-term Effects of Christian Worship Music
Shaun Groves pens some interesting thoughts about the potentially harmful long term effects of Christian worship music. Food for thought.
Here’s his opening few paragraphs:
According to some college chaplains at this conference I’m at this week, long term exposure to Christian music may have unsavory side-effects.
They feel like they’re fighting bad theology and unbiblical perceptions created by the music business. They’re students grew up listening to K-LOVE in the minivan on the way to school with mom. They grew up in “event-driven” churches singing songs from “stars” who also came to town to play concerts.
Worship songs, these chaplains say, might be too important to college students. Singers are marketed (and sometimes, apparently, behaving like) nothing but saved rock stars. And don’t even get these chaplains started on lyrics!
These guys also say college students think involvement in a “worship gathering” is optional too – students can text or talk or sing or pray…whatever they want…like a concert. “This is what happens when communion with God becomes commercial,” one said.
Read the rest at his blog: Shaun Groves | Long Term Exposure
Here’s some good commentary on what Shuan wrote: Does Commercial Christian Music Have Bad Side-Effects?