Bellman Fellowship 6/23/2010 American Christian Music II
What is Christian Music? • Should we listen to these music? • How do we discern? • Can Christians write other music? • Make good use of music, don’t let it use you • Use suitable songs to worship • Use suitable songs for your listening pleasures • Use suitable songs to practice your music skills
American Hymnody • 19th Century saw a new wave of hymn-writing: expressing one's personal feelings in the relationship with God in simple worship style • along with the Second Great Awakening in America led to a new style called gospel, and a new explosion of sacred music writing with Fanny Crosby, LinaSandell, Philip Bliss, Ira D. Sankey, and others who produced testimonial music for revivals, camp meetings, and evangelistic crusades.
Fanny Crosby • One of the most prolific hymnists in history, writing over 8,000 despite being blind since infancy. • "Blessed Assurance", "Praise Him, Praise Him", and "To God Be the Glory"
Spirituals • Developed during times of slavery to express their faith and hope. • Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Jesus Movement • In the late 1960s and early 1970s and spreading primarily through North America and Europe. It was the major Christian element within the hippie counterculture, or, conversely, the major hippie element within some strands of Protestantism. Members of the movement were called Jesus people, or Jesus freaks.
Jesus Music • Large numbers of hippies and street musicians began converting to born-again Christianity. • These musicians continued playing the same styles of music that they had been playing prior to their conversion, though they now infused their lyrics with a Christian message.
CCM Magazine Christian Music Industrialized • The first edition of CCM Magazine was published in July, 1977. By 1976, it was apparent that a new generation of performers who had grown up in the church wanted to play non-secular pop and rock music for other Christians. By the end of the 1970s the term "Jesus music" fell out of use as the movement was replaced by the industry
Christian Contemporary – Inspirational • Amy Grant • Steve Green • Steven Curtis Chapman • Sandi Patti • Michael W Smith • Wayne Watson • Russ Taff
Back to Worship • Artists with focus on Worship Music • Sonicflood • Delirious • Chris Tomlin • David Crowder Band • Michael W. Smith • Jeremy Camp
Contemporary Christian Music • Instrumental • Bluegrass gospel • Acapella • Christian Country • Urban Gospel • Southern Gospel • Praise & Worship
Praise & Worship • Maranatha! Music • Vineyard • Integrity Music • Passion • Hillsong • Interests of contemporary style worship and the growing the popularity of large scale worship events have helped changing the landscape to worship music.
Maranatha! Music • Maranatha! Music began as a non-profit outreach of Calvary Chapel in 1971. The Jesus People of the late 1960s and early 1970s began to write new hymns and worship songs with a folk-rock style. Maranatha! Music was founded at this time in order to publish and promote this new type of Christian music. Founder Chuck Smith eventually sold the label to his nephew Chuck Fromm.
Vineyard Music (not the Movement) • One of the most important aspects of the Vineyard church model is the strong emphasis on connecting with God through worship. Worship in the Vineyard almost always is performed in a contemporary worship format, with a multi-piece band leading worship, but is not restricted to this style. The unique nature of this contemporary worship music (especially unique in the 70’s and 80’s, when most mainstream denominations limited their worship to more traditional hymns) gained a lot of interest, and led to the formation of a special music ministry, later formed into a church-supported music recording and distribution company, Vineyard Music.
Touching the Father’s Heart • Isn’t He • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIMsX1cpSBs • It’s Your Blood • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYc6Sl9zH3c • Refiner’s fire • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Y8zP34AhuU
Integrity’s Hosanna! Music • Large scale worship events throughout the nation • Worship leaders • Don Moen • Ron Kenoly • Paul Baloche • Martin J Nystrom • Randy Rothwell • Bob Fitts • … & many more
Hallowed be Your Name • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TITODVwFZ7 • All Honor • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1fn4H2umjg
Passion Conference • Passion Conferences is a Christian organization (also referred to as the 268 Generation, originally named Choice Ministries), founded by Louie Giglio and Jeff Lewis in 1997, known for their annual spiritual awakening gatherings of young adults, more specifically college students. The organization is also responsible for sixstepsrecords, the Passion Worship CDs, and the OneDay gatherings. The first conference was Passion 97 in Austin, Texas, and the headquarters are now in Alpharetta, Georgia. The organization lists its purpose as "...uniting students in worship and prayer for spiritual awakening in this generation," using Isaiah 26:8 as their theme verse: "Yes Lord, walking in the way of Your truth we wait eagerly for You, for Your name and renown are the desire of our souls.".
Passion Worship Leaders • Many current worship artists got their start in the Passion conferences and many have joined the conferences since. Some of these include: • David Crowder • Steve Fee • Charlie Hall • Nathan and Christy Nockels of Watermark • Matt Redman • Jami Smith • Chris Tomlin • KristianStanfill • Hillsong United • Tim Hughes • Shane & Shane
International Worship Groups • Australia: Hillsong United • UK: Matt Redman Delirious?
Contemporary Music Artists’ Worship Albums • Third Day • Michael W. Smith • Skillet • Kutless
David Crowder Band • O Praise Him • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xKujM8lxyo • No One Like You • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Z1v20NE-I
Chris Tomlin • Made to Worship • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9taG2SSp8k • Grace Is Enough • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtnE_e1LylY • Jesus Messiah • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfIBAbXuHFo
Sonicflood • I Want to Know You • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4lpZuTUcOc • Open the Eyes of My Heart • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04FqnsNxP-8 • I Could Sing of Your Love Forever • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNVmpLQhK7Q
Michael W. Smith • Above All • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Sn5rV6oM0 • Breath • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oad8ov10AjY • You are Holy • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_iP1QBsC98
Casting Crowns • Who am I • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=othmFqaw0Yk • Voice of Truth • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaVg0cWkgAw • If We Are the Body • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cUxVkjtZ_U