More on CCM
As I alluded to in my last entry, the question of the legitimacy of CCM is REALLY a question concerning the legitimacy of much that is to be found in popular religion, culture or art in general. It would seem to me, that if one has a problem with CCM, one will probably have a problem with WWJD? bracelets, “Christian psychology” or therapy, the health and wealth Gospel, Christian television, etc. However, while it has been noted that anthropologists look seriously at other’s cultures, they seem to reflect less seriously on their OWN culture. What this means is that we could think of popular Christian subculture as being a “indigenous theological commentary” which if we reflect on it a little more seriously can enrich our understandings of God at work in our lives.