Tuesday, April 22, 2008

STEVE CAMP: "PSALMS, HYMNS & SPIRITUAL *NOISE*: A Critical Examination of the Contemporary Christian Music Scene"

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STEVE CAMP, Grammy Award winning song writer, Christian recording artist, theologically Reformed apologist, controversial Christian blogger and founder of audienceONE Ministries will address the theme: "PSALMS, HYMNS & SPIRITUAL *NOISE*: A Critical Examination of the Contemporary Christian Music Scene."

The 39th Annual GMA Dove Awards, "the biggest night in Gospel music", is scheduled to take place tomorrow (Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008) at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN and will be broadcasted live on the Gospel Music Channel at 8pm EDT. Steve will discuss whether or not he believes the majority of contemporary Christian recording artists square up with the Scriptures regarding their lyric content, public proclamation of the Gospel, public image, "packaging" of their product and business practices and associations.

Steve's "107 Theses: A Call for Reformation for Contemporary Christian Music" is now celebrating its 6th anniversary. In Steve's own words describing the purpose of these Theses:

"Those of us who are privileged to represent our Lord Jesus Christ in the arts should be galvanized by mission, not by ambition; by mandate, not by accolades; by love for the Master, not by the allurements of this world. Is there justified concern that Contemporary Christian Music has abandoned its original calling from the Lord, left the Biblical standard for ministry and has failed to remain accountable to the local church? I believe it so. Beloved, it's time to "sound the alarm on the holy hill" for we are calamitously on "the downgrade" in the Contemporary Christian Music Industry (CCMI)."

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