Saturday, June 07, 2008

Questions about Music

What would you say is the definition of Christian music?

Now break that down. What is the definition of Christian?

What is the definition of music?

Do you see why the last two questions are important?

Does "Christian music" functionally (in real life) have anything to do with Christianity or music?

What place does Christian music have in your life? What place should it have? How can it be good? How can it be bad?

Can secular music target the same points?

What does Christian music have to do with worship?

To God be all glory.

PS: I was talking with some friends tonight, and one said she doesn't like worship bands. I said I don't like worship bands, or choirs, or worship leaders. Good friends that they are, they let me qualify: I actually like quite a lot of worship leaders (can't help it; they're usually creative talented people passionate about God and seeing Him glorified); I just don't like the position of worship leader/worship pastor. Case in point for the rest of this post.


Lisa of Longbourn said...

"He who defines, wins."
To God be all glory,
Lisa of Longbourn

Brian said...

I don't think you can define Christian music, because it seems to be nothing more than what Joe Schmoe record executive thinks people that go to church will buy. The tailspin your previous post sent me into was all related to how frustrated I get with the entire 'christian' culture.

It sometimes feels like we are creating our own safety bubble. A bubble that we can spend our entire lives in. The problem is that it is very hard to share the love of Christ with the world, when we don't leave our bubble.

I think music is entertainment for most. Some use it for expression, and at times we use it as a tool for worship. Every once in a while we are blessed by a song that moves us to worship.

But as someone said the other night, worship is much more than just music.