I’ve got a confession: I can’t stand contemporary Christian music.
To me, it seems like we, as Christians, often let any song that says the name of Jesus pass as quality music. Yes, I’m sure many of the Christian artists I hear have honest intentions to praise the Lord. But usually, the Christian music genre seems stamped by a mash-up of hymns, psalms and other Scripture verses, all with a similar melody and fade out.
The vast majority of contemporary Christian music sounds shockingly similar — lyrics riddled with cliches and superficial shout-outs to the Lord. You can tell a song is “Christian” in seconds.
These “Christian” songs often sound a lot like the secular ones, but with words about Jesus thrown in to make it “Christian.” It’s like these bands are making carbon copies of secular music but removing any explicit content with a “hallelujah.” It’s unoriginal and cliche.
Now, I don’t think all Christian music is terrible, and there are some…