Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by JM, Nov 4, 2003.
Should Christian music sound like the 'worlds' music?
Do you mean like should Christian music have the same styles like rock, rap, country? Sure. But the message should be different. It shouldn't glorify greed or lust or violence. It should talk about real issues and things you can do to lead a better life, and the singers shouldn't just be out for fame and riches but for something they believe in. I have a few Christian rock albums and none talk about getting saved or why you should do something, which is strange to me.
It already does, Sco. Since I have NEVER liked any form of rock, metal, etc., I like it even less in a Christian style.
I admit, I enjoy the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, and the Gaither Videos(except for Southern Gospel male trios or quartets). Other than that, I'm pretty much a Hymnal person, Fanny Crosby, etc...
It's not the music that matters. It what the lyrics say. :fadein:
i agree, its ok as long as it dosent worship anyone but God and dosent swear, or sound...bad
ill admit, i like music that is like sounds that sound cool with no words, theyre cool, but rap that swears is a absolute no no
I'd love to see more bands like POD that have today's aggressive sound.
But a lot of the current Christian rock/worship bands have lyrics little more challenging and thought-provoking spiritually than the songs we learned in Sunday School as a kid.
If you think of Rush or Yes being 'cerebral bands' that make you think a little or paint vivid, artsy thoughts with their lyrics but with pinpoint musicianship of the prog genre, would be neat to see a Christian band do songs about the finer points of our faith or describing some of the famous events of the Bible or whatever. Third Day has a great southern rock sound and an awesome guitarist but the lyrics are sorta junior-high level in their words and lyrics. Does that make any sense?
I dunno. It's hard to read Psalm 150 and think that God wants us to be stoic when it comes to music. When I read it, I get the distinct impression that the music of the Hebrews was about as 'rockin' as it got for the time.
I definitely prefer my music to have a strong beat, and a 'loud' feel. Sleepy hymns and such aren't even remotely edifying to me.
1 Praise the LORD .
Praise God in his sanctuary;
praise him in his mighty heavens.
2 Praise him for his acts of power;
praise him for his surpassing greatness.
3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
praise him with the harp and lyre,
4 praise him with tambourine and dancing,
praise him with the strings and flute,
5 praise him with the clash of cymbals,
praise him with resounding cymbals.
6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD .
Praise the LORD .
Most music sounds like music to me!
In fact, in the Biblw music was Jewish--middle eastern jewish so i guess it would sound middle Eastern !
Music is music!
There are many many bands out there that not only have the aggressive sound like POD but also have very thought provoking lyrics that glorify God....and not junior high-ish. I'd be more than willing to suggest some.
But to answer the question of this thread...I don't think it matters...I agree with Pearly Gater....the lyrics are what's important!
Please do recommend some...I'm very interested in bands that rock but also lift Him up without sounding like junior-high singalongs (I say this with all due respect)
By copying the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s style of music, do we in turn promote similar sounding music that may be anti-Christian? POD is a good example, they have preformed with the likes of Alice Cooper, and does this send a message? In Revelations we read about saints singing to God with a distinct reserved manner, would you sing a POD song in the Lords presence?
I see no problem with having a variety of Christian music styles. I think much of it can be an outreach and for me, the lastest groups have made me not care anymore about the secular music I used to like since I have found Christian music of the same style to replace it.
I personally don't like it, however, when a Christian group takes a secular song and changes the words - I think it is rather dumb myself.
To say one style of music is any more "Christian" than another is lame. Now, there can be groups/artists that are more Chrisitan but the style doesn't make a difference overall.
Now, speaking of the individual, style will mean a lot. One person may have a very difficult time worshipping God while listening to hard rock or rap, etc... I could care less for rap myself but love hard rock (not heavy metal!). I also enjoy Celtic praise style (tends to be much slower and very lyrical). I find it hard though, to really enter into praise to certain other slow styles because I find them so boring they are annoying to me.
I agree. But I don't think respectful music or traditional music ='s slow music.
O yes, I agree with you there. I am also not saying all "slowish" music is boring either.
Actually, there are some things about Alice Cooper that you might not know.
I'm all eyes...
Isn't Alice Cooper the name of a witch?
Yes, but Vincent Furnier, the man who uses the stage name Alice Cooper, is a born-again Christian. Has been for several years now. Which is why he now tries to perform with bands like POD instead of the ones he used tour with.
I am not so certain about Alice Cooper. He is still quite worldly on stage isn't he? Somehow these rumours (if it is indeed a rumour, I've been wrong once before ;) ) get started and Christians are quick to pick them up and slow to let them go.
Heidi Mighty Mo,
A couple of hymns were once bar tunes, as you probably know.
I couldn't muster up the energy to care.
You can say that again. The John and Charles Wesley changed bar tunes into hymns.
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