By Pastor Bruce K. Oyen
First Baptist Church
CCM (contemporary Christian music) is the most popular kind of music in churches these days. It seems to have been accepted by most Christians without much serious evaluation. This is an unfortunate thing, for it is not as good as many would have us believe. Dan Lucarini was a CCM worship leader who was willing to give it a candid re-evaluation. This led to his leaving the CCM movement behind and returning to more traditional forms of worship music. His re-evaluation of the subject also led to his writing a book about it. His book is called “Why I Left The Contemporary Christian Music Movement.” It has had a wide reading, and deserves reading by many others. Those who think CCM is “the only way to go,” especially if we want to appeal to younger persons, need to read his book with open minds and hearts. I encourage you to get a copy. Here is a link to one source for it: http://www.amazon.com/Left-Contemporary-Christian-Music-Movement/dp/0852345178.