Contemporary Christian Music?

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  1. Puritanhead

    Puritanhead Puritan Board Professor

  2. reformedman

    reformedman Puritan Board Freshman

    demon spawn !!!!!

  3. historyb

    historyb Puritan Board Junior

    I do. Like k-love and such
  4. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Puritan Board Doctor

    I haven't listened to much of it in recent years but If I recall correctly those were two artists that are pretty good.
  5. Tirian

    Tirian Puritan Board Sophomore

    Brave Saint Saturn....
  6. Puddleglum

    Puddleglum Puritan Board Sophomore

    Jars of Clay

    Some Switchfoot, Derek Webb, Caedmon's Call . . . and a few others, but those are often limited to just a song or two (i.e. Skillet has one song that I like).
  7. Puritanhead

    Puritanhead Puritan Board Professor

    What about Allison Krauss' Christian music?
  8. Dagmire

    Dagmire Puritan Board Freshman

    I don't listen to much, because most that I've heard is filled with mediocre musicianship and shallow songwriting.
  9. panta dokimazete

    panta dokimazete Panting Donkey Machete

    Yeah! How about the Issac's?
  10. Puritanhead

    Puritanhead Puritan Board Professor

    As somber as your posts sound lately, you could benefit by listening to some uplifting music of some sort off and on throughout the day. That's your call figuring it all out.
  11. VaughanRSmith

    VaughanRSmith Puritan Board Sophomore

    Extol are one of the better bands out there that I listen to, Undeceived was pretty much the perfect album in my books.
  12. Coram Deo

    Coram Deo Puritan Board Junior

    Oy Vey........

    Nope, not going there again.. except to say.........

    Calvin's Geneva Psalter tunes, I have read was based musically, mathematically, diatonially and notationally on the Gregorian Chants which in turn was based on the Jewish Synagogue and Temple music to hence we come to the closest possible inspired music for the Psalter... :D


  13. Poimen

    Poimen Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    I really enjoy Alison Krauss' music but I avoid her Christian music (by skipping to the next song).

    If I want to listen to Christian music I will listen to Mozart's 'Requiem' or Allegri's 'Misere Mei Deus' or Tallis' 'Spem in Alium' or hearty Psalms and Hymns.

    NO CCM thank you!
  14. jawyman

    jawyman Puritan Board Junior

    Casting Crowns, Salvador, Third Day, Jeremy Camp, et al.
  15. bradofshaw

    bradofshaw Puritan Board Freshman

    That Derek Webb guy is pretty good. There's this prog-rock guy named Neal Morse too... not really CCM though.
  16. Poimen

    Poimen Puritan Board Post-Graduate


    I am not going to argue with you because that is not what this thread is about. I will clarify my statements, however, by noting that I was stating an opinion not an argument.

    non sequitur​
  17. Kristine with a K

    Kristine with a K Puritan Board Freshman

    I enjoy contemporary Christian music, with limitations. I don't indulge in bands like Sonic Flood where their praise songs to God are rocky and shout'y. However, I don't have a 100% problem with rock music, just Whom it's directed to.

    Favorites: Mercy Me, Caedmon's Call, Avalon, Jeremy Camp, & Third Day. But, just like many of my believing friends...I don't like everything about these artists' theology or approach. However, I don't doubt their heart.

    Blessings to all,
  18. Poimen

    Poimen Puritan Board Post-Graduate


    I shouldn't have put that non sequitur phrase in my reply. That was sarcasm and admittedly, I was (probably?) baiting you. Please forgive me.

    Thanks for the graciousness of your reply.
  19. CDM

    CDM Puritan Board Junior

    Ok, I'll just hate "Christian contemporary"* music because it's untalented and corny performed by hacks who don't even try to mask there pathetic attempts to imitate / completely copy the world's music.

    As an atheist I enjoyed mocking the sad "Christian" music scene and their shameless emulating of the world's music.

    As a believer its just simply embarrassing.

    Listening to some "Christian" knock-off of Nickelback makes me :barfy:. Lame contemporary Christian music's philosophy = Replace all the cuss words with Christ's words and voila...instant cash machine.

    *defined by the tripe heard over all the popular FM channels in every State.
  20. aleksanderpolo

    aleksanderpolo Puritan Board Freshman

    Any CCMusician trying to "contemporize" psalms? I am getting pretty tired of the shallow lyrics...
  21. VictorBravo

    VictorBravo Administrator Staff Member

    Heresy! Anything after the 18th century is trash. Trash I tell you!

    (Well, except maybe Brahms on occasion. And maybe Mozart, but I wouldn't think of his music as Christian. And there's Cesar Frank, but he was a Romanist. . . .Olivier Messiaen is 20th century so he's sort of contemporary. He was a Romanist and weird to boot, but I like some of that stuff too. . .wait, Duruflé is modern and he has some good stuff. Agh! There are contemporary composers I like!) :p

    I know absolutely nothing about CCM except I once read about Amy Grant on a fundamentalist website. That's how I keep up with culture.:detective:
  22. Kenneth_Murphy

    Kenneth_Murphy Puritan Board Freshman

    I have XM radio in my car and listen to the christian channel at times between audio books when I don't want to start the next chapter yet.
  23. KMK

    KMK Administrator Staff Member

    I love CCM! You know, Sweet Comfort Band, The Resurrection Band, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Larry Norman, Phil Keagy, Michael Omatrian etc.
  24. LadyCalvinist

    LadyCalvinist Puritan Board Junior

    Back when I had recently become a Christian I was still listening to the rock music I grew up on but felt increasingly tired of it and wanted to listen to something more "Christian." By sheer accident (which is to say by God's Providence) I turned on a TV station that I normally didn't watch and saw some Christian music videos. I saw Steven Curtis Chapman, Delirious? Third Day, Three Crosses, Jars of Clay and many more. It was exactly what I needed.
    I have to admit much of CCM is terrible, has lousy singing/lyrics but some of it is good and it weened me from rock music and nothing else could have.

    I lalso like Michael Card and DC Talk.
    In response to JOwen if you go to SDGB and find Discovery house music and scroll down you will find a CD entitled David Ordinary Man. It features singing by Clay Crosse, Bob Carlisle, Russ Lee, Steve Camp and Greg Long, and they sing paraphrases of the psalms. It is not great but I have found it to be enjoyable. There is also the Sons of Korah. I have not bought any of their music but I have heard a few snippets of their music and they sound interesting.
  25. puritan lad

    puritan lad Puritan Board Freshman

    What? No Zombiegutz???


    Much of CCM stuff is terrible (and man-centered). But I agree, we shouldn't write all of it off. I'm more interested in the lyrics and correct theology than the style.
  26. tcalbrecht

    tcalbrecht Puritan Board Junior

    I admit I was never much of a CCM fan.

    Many years ago I served as a board member for our local crisis pregnancy center, and we held a benefit concert with Phil Keaggy at a large church edifice in the community.

    My job was to act as “greeter” at one of the doors with the specific assignment not to let anyone into the auditorium with food or drink … no questions asked.

    Just before the scheduled start time for the concert this rather short, funny looking gent in a beret comes walking toward me with a cup of something in his hand. Needless to say he was not going to get by me, and so I stopped him and politely told him that no one was allowed into the auditorium with a beverage. Turns out the funny looking gent was Phil Keaggy himself. Although I saw his picture on our advertising, I did not recognize the man standing before me as the same person. And no one had warned me that he would be entering from the back of the auditorium.

    That incident didn’t help with my appreciation for CCM.
  27. Greg

    Greg Puritan Board Sophomore

    I'm not much of a CCM fan either, although I will on occasion hear something that I do like. But for the most part CCM just seems too generic. I have always liked Michael Card's music though.

    For my casual listening enjoyment I like jazz, blues, fusion, and (some) classic rock.
  28. Dwimble

    Dwimble Puritan Board Freshman

    Yes, there are some artists doing that, specifically modernizing a lot of great, old hymns. I can't recall the names offhand, but I know it is being done and I've heard some of it, and I liked it a lot. I'll check on the specifics, but someone else probably knows and will beat me to it.

    As far as Psalms specifically, I don't know for sure, but I do know that John Michael Talbot has a lot of great music with lyrics that are essentially just him singing Psalms and other scriptures. Michael Card has similar things, and Keith Green's album from 20+ years ago called "Songs for the Shepherd" was excellent. Some of his songs were overly "fiery" or emotional and charismatic-ish, but that particular album is very good as are some of his others. I'm sure there are other artists with similar things as well, but I don't really keep up with much of it anymore, since I listen mainly to instrumental stuff.
  29. Dwimble

    Dwimble Puritan Board Freshman

    That's a certainly humorous little anecdote about one of life's embarrassing moments, but I have to admit that it did confuse me a bit about how it had anything to do with affecting your "appreciation for CCM." :confused:
  30. Me Died Blue

    Me Died Blue Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    I listen to a lot of secular music, and in a lot of ways don't even see much if any value in attempting to make the supposed distinction. But to the extent that people do, as far as music with explicitly Christian lyrics goes, some absolute favorites of mine are Ray Boltz, Burlap to Cashmere, Caedmon's Call, Steven Curtis Chapman, John Elefante, Steve Fry, Shaun Groves, Jars of Clay, Ron David Moore, Rich Mullins, Bebo Norman, OC Supertones, Andrew Peterson, Mark Schultz, Russ Taff, Derek Webb and Paul Wilbur.
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