“There are some people God has called to evangelism,and they’re doing a wonderful job, having results.That’s great. … God wanted us to do something else.So we got into the area of challenging people, and our ministry basically happens offstage one-on-one when we talk with people. It’s very subtle, but God’s doing a
work! It’s entertainment, it’s fun, its a concert–it s all those things–but at a subtle, deeper level, it touches people’s hearts” (TERRY TAYLOR OF THE DANIEL AMOS BAND, cited by Dan and Steve Peters, What about Christian Rock, p. 109).
“I love to hear the music playing slow or fast … Don’t stop, don’t stop the music, play it in your own way. . .. I hear dissenting voices quick to disagree. But I’m on a music mission; they don’t bother me. I’ll sing those songs that set me free. Cause kids want to rock” (ED DEGARMO AND DANA KEY, “Don’t Stop the Music ,” Streetlight, Benson
Publications, 1986, p. 24). “You now have songs about pain and death and divorce and sex and relationships and everything that every one of us goes through, whereas atone time contemporary Christian music only talked about the death and resurrection of Christ. We’re much more in
touch with ourselves and our neighbors, which is the whole idea behind Christ in the first place” (MELISSA HELM OF MYRRH RECORDS, Music Line magazine, June 1986, p. 4).
In Greebville Seminary Conference on Worship Taylors of South Carolina said “last thirty years or so have seen the most dramatic and speedy changes in Protestant worship in any time since the Reformation. Surely the principal mark and symbol of that change is the change in the music
of the church. The development of what has come to be called Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) has become an amazingly widespread phenomenon”. Due to the rise of Pentecostalism there is some dramatic change in development of CCM. Contemporary Christian Music is pop/rock version of
Christian Music with lyrics based on Christian Faith. Contemporary Christian Music became more popular in 1980’s with Music of Christian Music Artist Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant. Millions of copies of there album were sold worldwide. Download Christian Music Video, Video Tapes,
Christian TV Shows, Christian MTV Shows and Christian Music Videos By 1990’s there were many new Christian Music styles such as Hip hop, metal, punk and alternative styles of Christian Music.
Christian Music Artists like Lost Dogs, Joy Electric and Star flyer 59 were against the new styles of Contemporary Christian Music and they continued to create and compile Original Christian Music. Due to tunes and melodies of Christian Music melodies, it is considered as Traditional art. Russian Christian Music is one of those few music which doesn’t use any instruments
in it, It is sang by choir without background music and Catholic masses in catholic church still perform Bach organ music which were created long time ago.
Article written by Pandithurai K.