Contemporary Christian Music; What is wrong with it?

Yes, I’m back on the blogging atmosphere, this time I would like to dive into the CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) debate.  Many teens (& others) in our Reformed circles listen to CCM.  However, the listeners seem to ignore or be ignorant about the dangers of CCM.  For those who are not familiar with the genre, CCM is music that takes the contemporary and popular secular music and adds “Christian” lyrics.  It is greatly influenced by rock music and is a successor of the Christian Rock movement.  I hope to present various pieces on different areas and dangers of this movement and genre.   

Here,  to start, are a few quotes from the websites musicians themselves:
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Michael W. Smith, one of the most famous musicians in this genre:
Worship is not a genre of music. It’s not a trend or passing fad. It’s the overflow of a grateful heart that impacts every aspect of a believer’s life. It’s that outpouring of emotion that reverberates through Michael W. Smith’s music and makes everyone want to sing along. These days the veteran singer/songwriter/worship leader and beloved mentor is leading the way yet again with A New Hallelujah.

In this quote the singer is said to be the means to compel people to worship. Should the actions of a sinful human lead people to worship God?

 Amy Grant, one of the top singers in CCM:
Amy Grant has done more than simply be successful in two different music worlds; in her music, in fact thanks to her music, she has brought those two worlds together.

 This quote speaks about the fact that this artist has taken the Christian music world and blended it with world of secular music. Romans 12:2 instructs, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

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