Monday, April 28, 2008

Singing Beyond the Cross

I noticed something recently about contemporary worship songs: they are so cross centered. Here we are in Eastertide, the time of celebrating the resurrection, and the songs different worship leaders choose are cross based, and blood-driven. A friend who is very musical and familiar with many new songs was curiously puzzled by that observation. Is this just a phenomena here in California, or is it more nation-wide? Is contemporary expression of faith in music locked on the cross and sacrifice and missing the joy of resurrection and Easter presence? How many contemporary worship songs flow with the church year? I'm looking for Ascension and Pentecost songs that have energy and a contemporary sound, but don't find many. Why is that?
Is evangelical praise music becoming more Counter-Reformation Roman Catholic and contemporary Roman Catholic music becoming more evangelical?


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