Christmas Songs from the Heart

Thursday, 03 May 2007

In every instance in the lyrical arts, but especially Christmas music, we sing what we feel. If you want to know what a certain group believes about the biblical message, go to a Christmas service and ask why a certain repertoire is chosen. In some cases the choice of old-fashioned music represents keeping a wall that holds the congregation at a safe distance from the tough challenges of discipleship. Occasionally the genre of music chosen by a particular group simply displays ethnic pride. Sometimes singing Christmas carols means a break with tradition, rebelling against a more sober, décor-less ...

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