Remembering the best of Carman's Christian music career.
I don't think there are enough laments in Christian music. Christian radio seems obsessed with the theology of empowerment and happy thoughts. While God is certainly good and while we do have victory in his name, happy songs alone give and incomplete and even dishonest picture of the Christian life. But what is a lament? … Continue reading Top 5 Christian Laments
When you're talking about Hell Scares, you have to include Christians. Up until now, I've just showed depictions of Hell meant to frighten children to insomnia, but this is the first bona-fide scare-you-into Heaven tactic. And it comes from one of Christianity's most prominent and bold singers, Carman. https://youtu.be/cJiheZ3aEug Carman became most famous for his … Continue reading Top Five Hell Scares–#2 A Witch’s Invitation
Why does modern Christian music suck? Notice how I did not ask whether it does suck or not because that would be like asking if Hilary and Trump are corrupt. The answer is yes, but why? The answers are numerous and interwoven, but as one who spent literally his entire life listening to Christian music in … Continue reading 5 Admonitions for Modern Christian Music Writers
Stop lying to yourself. 60% of Christian music is garbage. Yes, there are gems, plenty of them, and Christians have written some of the greatest music I've ever heard. However, I'm tired of seeing both worship services and radio tracks falling short. Now I know that there are plenty of problems with the industry and the … Continue reading Two Major Problems with Christian Music