Sunday, September 21, 2008

Worship music

The other night I found some of our old worship cds. Mostly old Vineyard stuff. I've been listening to them the past few days and it's been nice. It's mellow, and it's the kind of music that really helped transform me into a new person back in the early and mid-90's (I know, it was Jesus that transformed me, but I think he used music to help).

I hate to admit it, though, but I don't listen to much "Christian" music anymore. Every now and then I'll force myself to try to listen to the local Christian radio station and... I'm sorry, but I just can't take it. I don't know if it's more because of the dj's or the music. All that happy-clappy, over-caffeinated, ccm-type stuff just... well, let's just say I don't like it. Maybe I'm just old.

I'm not really very familiar with any current worship/Christian type music. I like Josh Garrels, and some old stuff from Jars of Clay, Ashley Cleveland, Rich Mullins and stuff like that. So there's probably a whole bunch that I don't even know about. I used to subscribe to some worship magazines that sent out new music, but it got pretty predictable.

Anyway, I was glad to find these cd's. Does anyone know of any people or groups that are worth listening to today?