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An Appeal to Christian Radio and Its Listeners

by on January 23, 2012

Here’s a series of articles that you will want to take note of and follow over the next month from Matt Papa, Jesus Isn’t Safe: An Appeal to Christian Radio and Its Listeners. Here’s an excerpt from the first one. And before you’re too offended. Go to the article and hear what he has to say. I posted these quotes so that you would do that. Matt Papa is a leader when it comes to worship music. He is wise and thoughtful. Hear him out.

Over the next month or so, I’ll be writing a series of posts about the current state of the christian music industry, more specifically, the current state of that which spearheads it, namely christian radio…

As you might have gleaned from the title, what will follow will be a hard, honest, word of rebuke.  I have no idea if anything I say in these posts will mean anything for the sake of change, but someone has to say it:  Mainstream christian radio is altogether banal and shallow in both a musical sense and a spiritual sense.  The songs are man-centered and the DJ’s and radio programmers are man-pleasers…..they play the songs that will attract the most listeners to their station, period.  Christian radio is like Joel Osteen in musical form….safe, happy, and untruthful.  It is the TBN of music…a large-scale, embarrassing presentation of Christianity to the world.

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