Joel Hartse asks “What happened to contemporary Christian music?” in a recent column for Christianity Today. He notes the unprecedented explosion of Christian rock during the 1990’s (with an interesting focus on some of the alternative bands) and how that heyday is long gone now. He gives three explanations for the decline:
1. The Christian music industry is not the same.
2. The bands are not the same.
3. We are not the same.
I wasn’t nearly as shaped spiritually or theologically by this music as Hartse apparently was. I just liked the music. But if you were a fan back in the 90’s, you’ll still probably find this interesting. Read it here.