Stereotypes In Contemporary Christian Music

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As a Christian, I find myself deeply immersed in Christian Music. What Christian music means to me is the glorification of the God that I believe in. When I listen to Christian music, I find myself indulged in what the singer is saying and find myself connected not only to the words, but to God himself. As I listen to some music that is considered to be Christian music, I wonder why a specific song has received this label. I begin to reflect about a song that may be playing, wondering why this song has the “Christian” label when the song does not give glory to the God that I believe in. Most of the songs that I have encountered with this issue are in the contemporary Christian genre such as Christian rock and Christian pop. My opinion towards…show more content…
Contemporary Christian music can actually be related to most stereotypes that people have about Christians in general. People perceive Christians as dull area people that attempt to be as connected to secular things as possible while still keeping a label, and although I do not believe in the authenticity of that stereotype, I do believe contemporary Christian music can be related to this saying. As I ponder on why contemporary Christian music is this way, it seems that the only reason why the genre exists is because secular rock music has influenced Christian music as a whole. Secular rock music created a subgenre within Christian music that tries to make music that can be accepted in the secular community, while still having this “Christian”…show more content…
Although many, including myself, criticize contemporary Christian music as not being truly about the glorification of God, the genre’s main focus is to change how everyone views God and Christianity as a whole. Although, some people like me believe that this shouldn’t be changed due to the possibility of God no longer being the center of the message, the main focus of the genre is to attract Christians and Atheists alike through their music, in the same way that secular Rock sought the attention of all
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