If you listened to a kind of church music for 20 years, what would you believe? Hmmm…
Thanks to Kari Anderson who posted this on the Faithful lists .. here's a very interesting Issues, Etc. interview of Mark Eischer, Producer of "The Lutheran Hour". This interview talks about the Sources of Contemporary Christian Music that is found in many churches, including Lutheran churches that are adopting Contemporary Worship forms. He has done some interesting research and is author of an Article in Lutheran Laymen titled "Two Congregations are the Biggest Influences in Christian Music".
A few quotes that struck me as I listened to the program:
Some of the writers of the common songs are:
Listen to the interview .. it's quite enlightening:
Or head on over to Issues, Etc. to listen to it or other programs.
Pastor Wilken mentions during the interview his latest Issues, Etc. journal article talking about the same data, looking at it from how many times the Trinity is mentioned in the top 25 songs used in churches — here is an excerpt from the article. Click here to subscribe to the journal.