當代基督教音樂太自我中心?

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What has struck me pretty forcibly is how much of both the music and the Christian commentary on the stations that play the music indulge in an uber-personal and sentimental interpretation of the Christian message and experience. The relevance of the Christian message is focused squarely on the individual and translated in deeply emotional categories. There is often (not always, but often) no sense of a larger, cosmic narrative. No sense that God would be involved in the world if it weren’t for “me.”

Don’t get me wrong. I think that an individual’s engagement in his or her faith is extremely important. I believe that God is relational and I think that God loves us. But the deeply sentimentalist appropriation of those truths that reduces God to loving parent and cosmic bellhop is a disturbing reductionism. Gone is any sense of larger purpose of God, which embraces us, but isn’t reducible to our personal concerns. Gone is the larger sense of a narrative that lends meaning to human life beyond our domestic concerns. Gone is the sense that the Christian message is anything more than divinely assisted therapy.

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