Why Contemporary Christian Music Is So Important
Psalm 96:1 declares, “Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! Sing to the LORD, all the earth.”
Why is singing a “new song” so important? Before I answer that question, let me take you on a journey.
I was saved in the 1980s at a summer camp called Centrifuge in Jackson, TN (Union University). Since then, Christian music has played a major role in my walk with Christ and my spiritual maturity. Here is a list of artists that have walked with me along my journey (roughly in sequence)…
This is not an exhaustive list; and the list also continues.
Christians whom I have never met have taken this same journey with me. God uses music not just in our local churches, but as a means of teaching something to His Church at large. I believe that it’s important that we don’t isolate ourselves from what God is doing and teaching us in the universal Church and always remember to “sing a new song.” What new songs are you listening to that God is using to teach you? He is probably using those same songs to teach others.
Dr. Chris Dortch has been in vocational ministry since 1993. His blog is aimed to "equip the saints for the work of ministry."