Wednesday, June 29, 2005

How Does the World See "Our World?"
...another view of CCM and Christian publishing

An interesting article on CCM music and Christian publishing is featured currently at MSNBC. This is on the theme of Selling the spirit: The power of Christian music and books in Nashville. Interesting to see how the world views "our world." It's very disparaging, what many in society identify us with in our witness as Christians: money, market influence, noteriety, political activism, moral-traditional family value ethics, etc. It is to our shame that they don't see us as being followers of Jesus Christ... as being imitators of God. (Ephesians 5:1-2).

What do you think? You can email me your thoughts at or leave your comments below.

Take Heaven by Storm,
2 Cor. 4:5-7


Jeff said...

Do you think you're making your relgion platic by entering into a capatilist system with it? Is it right to make a buck of your religion?

cyd said...

Welcome to blogland!! Love the article and look forward to many more!

SJ Camp said...
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SJ Camp said...

Dear Chipper:

I don't think it is right to make "a buck" off the faith. In fact Scripture is replete with warnings about not making money a prerequisite for ministry (2 Cor. 2:17; 1 Cor. 9:10-16; 1 Tim. 6:1-6; 3 John 5-9). You may go to my website at and see that I don't charge for anything. I posted this article because it concerns me that money and numbers is what is being identified with Christianity rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ; the worship of God; loving our neighbor; taking care of the widow and orphan; prayer; communion; baptism; the fellowship of His people, etc.

Thank you for your post. Great to have you aboard.
Grace and peace,
2 Cor. 4:5

Impacted Wisdom Truth said...

Most interesting line:

"No wonder big-name artists like Amy Grant and Randy Travis continue to cross over from pop and country to play music in the name of Christ."

I got to know about Amy Grant's music as a Christian artist. How ironic that now she is seen as "crossing over" to Christian music.