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by Aug 12, 2009ChurchLife, Culture, Music0 comments

American Idol’s amazing popularity makes it a very interesting subject for cultural criticism. This year’s win of a former worship leader over an androgynous rocker raised the following question on GetReligion, an insightful blog:

Has Sunday morning in megachurch America already turned into the American Idol minor leagues?

Now I add my own questions: is the American church so worldly that such a question even makes sense? Why would worship leaders in Christian churches be potential powerhouses of pop? Pop is an ever-evolving ode to the ephemeral: can the church afford to communicate with its music that what matters is ever now and not then? What does music sound like when it’s produced by those who have their minds “set on things above” (Col 3:1)?

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