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Wil Genovese, Owner of Christian Music Entertainment Group, was quoted in The Standard Report.
Here is the complete response to the article's author.
I'm sorry for taking so long to answer your questions. My wife and I had an hour-long discussion about these questions and the answers to them. There is no one answer to fit everyone and it would take too long to write the transcript of that conversation. What we came up with is expressed in my answers below.
1. What do you feel makes Christian music, Christian? Is it the lyrics, is it the person who is singing it or is it something else?
Yes. It can be any or all of these. Music does not have to explicitly praise God to be Christian, although if it does its easier to identify as Christian. An artist that is a Christian may write music that is spiritually positive and uplifting and may never mention God and Jesus by name. This is ok.
Most church music is purely instrumental and was written for the church during the Classical Era of music. And, many modern Christian hymns were converted "bar songs" that the church used and wrote Christian lyrics.
2. What type of music should Christians listen to? Just Christian music or is it acceptable to listen to other genres?
Any person not just Christians should listen to music that fits their views, morals and personality. If your a Christian and you like to rock then rock with faith.
3. Do you think it is ok if Christian music sounds like non-Christian music? Why or why not does it matter?
What does Christian Music sound like? Is it Bach's music that he wrote for the church? Or is it new age sounding harps and choirs? Christian music comes in as many sounds and voices as there are people created by God.
If you nay more questions please feel free to ask. I'll try to reply quicker next time.
God Bless and Good Luck with your article,
Christian Music Entertainment Group