What is wrong with CCM (Contemporary Christian Music)? Everything!
I grew up in a biblically sound, born again, evangelical denomination, the Evangelical Friends Church International (EFCI)[at least at the time it was biblically sound]. I recall CCM coming on the scene in the early 1970s. A few of the groups I followed were Evie, Keith Green, and Second Chapter of Acts. These were relatively “tame” groups – CCM artists have grown more and more worldly over the years. And worldliness is just one of the problems with CCM groups.
Wikipedia article on CCM
Today there are a dizzying array of CCM genres. Check out the following articles:
Wikipedia list of CCM genres
Today’s Christian Music website (click on “Search by Genre” to see a pull-down window with various genres)
List of CCM genres (most were located at this website)
Give me a break! Most of these CCM songs are obviously entertainment. CCM is an abomination. Most CCM songs:
1) Are not worshipful towards the Lord
2) Are not reverent
3) Are not edifying for Christians
4) Are not a godly witness to nonchristians
I could go on and on. Instead, following I will provide links to articles by others, critiquing CCM. Many, many articles can be found on the Internet.
The Beatles and Contemporary Christian Music (by David Cloud, first published April 12, 2006)
Musical Associations and CCM Adaptation (by David Cloud, revised Oct 17, 2011)
FOR FURTHER READING
Lists of articles critiquing CCM
Most of these lists are from Independent Fundamentalist Baptists (IFB). I admire IFBs for protesting CCM as well as ecumenism, modernism, modern Bible versions, etc.
CCM groups pushing Spiritual Formation (aka Contemplative Spirituality)
David Crowder Band
Also: all Soaking Music involves Contemplative Spirituality (see link on Soaking Music above)