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The Problem with Christmas Music

19 Dec

Nathan Lawrenson laments “The Problem with Christmas Music” without going all “Bah, humbug!”

Here’s a snippet:

Christmas music is such a beautiful and fun part of Americana…no doubt everyone has distinct memories of Christmases past (whether good or bad), and, my guess is that most of us relate many of our Christmas memories with the music of the season.

And, therein lies the problem with Christmas music. I’ve discovered over the years that, it’s very easy for us (Christ followers) to sing our favorite Chrismas carols at church in December and never allow for anything more than that warm nostalgic feeling. We can get so caught up in the warm feelings that worship never really takes place…worship is our primary purpose when we gather together on Sunday mornings, not singing Christmas songs.

Read the rest here.

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Posted by on December 19, 2007 in Uncategorized

 

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