Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Religion News Service has a great article today on why all evangelical worship music sounds the same today.

The fact that 36 of the 38 top worship songs of the 2010s were produced by four charismatic megachurches goes a long way toward explaining why the theology of most contemporary worship music is absolutely dreadful.

I have a small, tightly curated list of “Less Troubling Evangelical Worship Songs” that I will still listen to, but most of the time when I hear a worship song I find myself cringing at the theology within about the first 30 seconds. But the one word in any worship song that will cause my brain to melt is “victory”. Evangelicals love warrior Jesus but want nothing to do with suffering, crucified Jesus.