Why isn Contemporary Christian Music used in services at Gloria Christi?
A. We don’t use CCM music for lots of reasons. 1. It is generally music that focuses more on the emotions and entertainment than on the Gospel, on the Christian more than the Christ. 2. It is music that mirrors the culture of this world rather than the culture of Heaven, that claims to praise Jesus but does not really do so (praise is always about telling what Jesus has done). 3. It is a genre that focuses on the individual’s internal piety rather than on the Faith that saves. Contemporary Christian Music comes out of the background of Pentecostals, charismatics and Baptists, and does not fit biblical, Lutheran teaching and practice. Those nominally Lutheran churches which indulge in this sort of music eventually lose their Lutheran heritage in teaching and practice. This is why we prefer the solid Lutheran chorales as the core of our hymn repertoire. Generally speaking, Lutherans who use such music and worship forms eventually lose their Lutheran identity, practice, and doctrine. Luth