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  THE ALMOST DEFINITIVE CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC HOT-PAGE
From the early days of the Jesus Movement, new Christian singers such as Larry Norman, Randy Stonehill and Chuck Girard emerged to reach their generation.
The name Contemporary Christian Music was coined to distinguish this style of music from the more traditional forms of religious music.
The word contemporary has proven to be an appropiate description of this music over the last twenty years, as the styles have kept up with its secular counterpart.
www.afn.org /~mrblue/ccm/ccm.html   (0 words)

  
 Contemporary Christian Music
Contemporary Christian music "has committed a spiritual adultery in joining itself with the wayward world," a reference to secular companies' ownership of Christian music labels such as Word, Sparrow and Star Song.
Christian leaders who hire them to minister to their youth are, unwittingly or no, permitting children to be "processed" to surrender the fundamentals of the Christian faith in favor of tolerance, acceptance and even admiration for those who preach another Gospel which cannot save sinners.
CCM performer's situational ethics, demands that they be allowed to pursue their desires in spite of the cost to anyone else.
watch.pair.com /ccm.html   (0 words)

  
 Contemporary Christian Music Links
CCM Lyrics...A great place to start looking for lyrics to your favorite CCM tunes.
Another Source for CCM Albums...Lots of early CCM albums for sale.
Christian Radio...Your internet source for Christian radio stations, Christian radio shows, Christian music artists and and Christian radio resources!
members.aol.com /davedj95/ccmlinks.htm   (0 words)

  
  Contemporary Christian Music
To get the context of this vision you may like to read the Contemporary Christian Music history first.
Cross Rhythms use of contemporary Christian music is unfortunately still pioneering in the UK in the early part of the 21st Century.
In the old testament it was Praise that led the armies into battle and music plays a vital role for the re-emerging church in the west in the 21st century.
www.crossrhythms.co.uk /vision/vision/contemporarychristianmusic   (354 words)

  
  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Contemporary Christian music
Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by it's religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith.
The term "Contemporary Christian Music" originated in the late 1960s in reference to the emerging pop and rock "Jesus music", the musical outpouring of the hippie Jesus Movement of the time.
Also, often CCM draws criticism from those who simply find the concept of Christian pop/rock music to be an unusual phenomenon, since rock music has historically been associated with themes such as sexual promiscuity, rebellion, drug and alcohol use, and other topics normally considered antithetical to the teachings of Christianity.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Contemporary_Christian_Music   (795 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Contemporary Christian Music
Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith.
Also, oftentimes CCM draws criticism from those who simply find the concept of Christian pop/rock music to be an unusual phenomenon, since rock music has historically been associated with themes such as sexual promiscuity, rebellion, drug and alcohol use, and other topics normally considered antithetical to the teachings of Christianity.
Contemporary Christian Music (referred to frequently by the abbreviation CCM and sometimes called Christian pop music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Contemporary-Christian-Music   (2427 words)

  
 Contemporary Christian Music St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Contemporary Christian Music or CCM traced its roots to Southern Gospel and Gospel music, but only began to be noticed by a larger audience when the music industry changed the way it tracked record sales in the mid-1990s.
CCM had become a large industry, signing and promoting artists who were encouraged to make strictly religious records that were heavy on theology but lacking in real world relevance.
Signed with a tiny CCM label called Essential Records, their debut record was selling briskly in the Christian world when one single, "Flood" came to the attention of radio programmers who liked it, and unaware that it was a song from a "Christian" band, began to give it significant airplay in several different formats.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100316   (866 words)

  
  Contemporary Christian music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Contemporary Christian Music (referred to frequently by the abbreviation CCM and sometimes called Christian pop music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith.
The term "CCM" originated in the 1970s, referring to the emerging pop and rock "Jesus Music" movement, which was the musical outpouring of the hippie Jesus Movement of the time.
Steve Camp, a CCM musician and advocate of this view, states that "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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Contemporary_Christian_Music   (1615 words)

  
 Contemporary Christian music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Contemporary Christian music (aka Christian Rock or CCM) is form of religious music where the focus remains largely on the message expressed in the lyrics, which is from a decidedly Christian (often Protestant) perspective.
Although there are many Christian music acts in the mainstream music industry, the term CCM usually refers specifically to artists within the Christian music industry that are played on Christian radio.
By the 1980s, the range of what was considered "Contemporary Christian Music" narrowed to artists primarily within the ever growing Christian music industry, like Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sandi Patti, DC Talk and Carman although mainstream artists like U2 and Bruce Cockburn still appeared from time to time.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/c/co/contemporary_christian_music.html   (917 words)

  
 Contemporary Christian music Summary
Nevertheless, by the end of the twentieth century, CCM had evolved to the extent that Christian music could be found not only in the traditional religious categories, but also throughout the many genres of popular music.
Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM) is a somewhat outdated term originally used in the 1970s to describe a new form of pop and rock music that was lyrically based in the Christian faith.
By the 1980s, CCM was a very large and lucrative music industry, with artists such as Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith selling millions of records.
www.bookrags.com /Contemporary_Christian_music   (3147 words)

  
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Godfrey said that his wife teaches at a Reformed Christian high school, and that all they hear now in chapel is CCM, and if she raises any questions, she is labelled immediately as one out of touch with young people and insensitive to the needs of evangelism.
CCM often presents itself as being memorable because of its simplicity, but it seems in fact more often just to be repetitive.
Often CCM presents itself as being an expression of genuine emotion, but the fear is that it often appears to be emotionally shallow and often sentimental.
www.banneroftruth.org /pages/articles/article_detail.php?430   (3521 words)

  
 Steve Camp's 107 Theses: a call to reformation in the contemporary Christian Music industry
Music is a powerful tool from the Lord Jesus to His church intended for worship, praise, encouragement, edification, evangelism, teaching, admonishing.
True revival is marked by repentance; true repentance brings restitution; true restitution demands that Christian music be owned and operated only by believers whose aim is the glory of God consistent with Biblical truth.
This means that the current CCMI labels music return all the money they have received to their respective secular counterparts that purchased them and divorce alliances with them.
www.worship.com /steve_camp_107_theses.htm   (1238 words)

  
 Contemporary Christian Music
The conclusion is that living according to the world and using its music is dangerous to the soul and the Church.
I contend that Contemporary Christian, Christian Rock, and the current Gospel quartet music have brought into the Church a sense of worldliness that the devil could not have done otherwise.
This sort of music does not increase Godliness among our youth nor does it help in bringing up a child in the way that he or she should go.
www.imarc.cc /edit/harted2.html   (3327 words)

  
 Contemporary Christian music at AllExperts
Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM) refers to the Nashville, Tennessee-based pop, rock, and worship Christian music industry, represented by artists such as MercyMe, Third Day, and Amy Grant.
Some Christian music falls outside of the CCM genre, such as underground punk and hardcore Christian music (for example, see Tooth and Nail Records.
Frequently, Martin Luther is cited as an example for an innovative use of music for the promotion of the gospel, hence for CCM.
en.allexperts.com /e/c/co/contemporary_christian_music.htm   (1305 words)

  
 Apostles of Rock: The Splintered World of Contemporary Christian Music [Book Review]
Although usually called CCM for "Contemporary Christian Music," that label not only confuses the genre with the University of Cincinnati’s famous music school (CCM: the College—Conservatory of Music) but also suggests an affinity between it and the masterpieces of Messiaen, Penderecki, Tavener, and a host of other contemporary Christian art composers—with which it has little.
A marriage of rock and Las Vegas lounge music (Ralph Carmichael, one of the genre’s early leaders, was an arranger for Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, and Nat King Cole), C—Pop was originally intended as a tool for the evangelization of white suburban youth.
Sniffing untapped profits, EMI Music Group (owners of the Beastie Boys), Time Warner, Gaylord Entertainment (owners of the Grand Ole Opry, the Opryland Hotel, and Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon), and the Zomba Music Group (their current hot property is Backstreet Boys) have all made major purchases of C—Pop labels and performers.
www.leaderu.com /ftissues/ft0002/reviews/linton.html   (1379 words)

  
 Contemporary Christian Music
Contemporary Christian music is full of talented artists, but none deliver a song with any more vibrant sound and inspiring Christian lyrics than the artists we feature.
She has given her heart and talents to Jesus and contemporary Christian music can only be delighted by the extraordinary voice of this lovely lady.
She sings Catholic music with a universal appeal because it is sung Scripture and prayer and she does it with love and devotion.
www.lcchristianword.com /contempo.htm   (535 words)

  
 CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC AND ROME
CCM is the music of ecumenical evangelism, as epitomized by Billy Graham and Luis Palau crusades.
Contemporary Christian Music was the music of the largest ecumenical Charismatic conference of the last decade, New Orleans ‘87, held in July 1987.
Contemporary Christian Music is ecumenical music, and for this reason alone it would be deeply suspect.
wayoflife.org /fbns/contemporarychristian.htm   (5924 words)

  
 CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC - - "Contending EARNESTLY for THE Faith" - - - CETF online !   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Christian Witness Ministries urges YOU to ""...contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints"" -- Jude.
Lamentably, the music of heaven has been sold to the world - to the ones who had the deepest pockets and made the sweetest promises.
True revival is marked by repentance; true repentance brings restitution, true restitution demands that Christian music be owned and operated only by believers whose aim is the glory of God consistent with Biblical truth.
www.christian-witness.org /archives/cetf1998/contemporarymusic.html   (1873 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Billboard Guide to Contemporary Christian Music: Books: Barry Alfonso   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It offers a complete capsule encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian artists as well as an introduction to the music form, discussing its roots and cultural impact, and includes interviews with influential artists and an Appendix of key sources and contacts.
His appreciation for the music is obvious, and the generous encyclopedia entries are done with careful sensitivity to the artist's intent.
Christian music fans can review career summaries of their favorite artists and then browse around in the book to discover new performers they might have missed.
www.amazon.com /Billboard-Guide-Contemporary-Christian-Music/dp/0823077187   (1641 words)

  
 Why I Left The Contemporary Christian Music Movement - By: Dan Lucarini - Christianbook.com
Lucarini questions the use of contemporary worship music; shows why he believes congregations have been deceived into using worldly means to "reach the lost"; and advocates a return to melody and harmony is more important than the beat.
To those who think we should be very careful with the music styles we use for worship and praise, may they gain some insight into some of the popular CWM defenses.
To those who believe any music style is acceptable for worship and praise, may they consider an alternative viewpoint from someone who was once one of them.
www.christianbook.com /Christian/Books/product/305467530?item_no=45178&netp_id=294457&event=CFN&item_code=WW   (739 words)

  
 Christian Rock Music CCM   (Site not responding. Last check: )
John MacArthur: "Rock music, with its bombastic atonality and dissonance, is the musical mirror of hopeless, standardless, purposeless philosophy that rejects God and reason and floats without orientation in a sea of relativity and unrestrained self-expression.
Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) is a style of music as opposed to music that was written recently.
Music in the Bible is used primarily in praise and in worship, either to God (e.g., I Chron.
www.christianhelps.org /rockmusic.html   (10150 words)

  
 Church Music - Contemporary Christian Music
This guide includes contemporary Christian songs and hymns, including "praise/worship" music.
Information on Christian artists, albums, Christian music festivals, Christian concerts, recording and distributing your Christian music, developing your talent, touring, church music, ministry opportunities, and more.
Covers the use of dance, creative movement, flags, and tambourines as an expression of Biblical Christian faith.
faculty.leeu.edu /~library/guides/music/church_music/ccm.htm   (364 words)

  
 Sheet Music Plus - Contemporary Christian Music Hits (Trumpet)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
See an example of this type of sheet music notation.
Great Is The Lord & Other Contemporary Christian Favorites - Trumpet By Keith Christopher...
Contemporary Gospel Favorites - Trumpet or Clarinet (and other Bb Instruments) For bb trumpet solo and bb clarinet...
www.sheetmusicplus.com /a/item.html?id=76445&item=5118299   (154 words)

  
 Music Masters, Inc. - Full Catalog
Music Masters provides music instruction for students of all ages and experience levels from beginning to advanced.
Music Masters, Inc. also provides flute, piano, voice, and guitar instruction for students of all ages and experience levels.
Whether you are a beginning guitar player or a advanced flute student, you’ll find music instruction to meet your needs.
www.music2master.com /catalog.html   (197 words)

  
 Contemporary Christian Music Examined
A number of articles are included here which scripturally expose some of the fallacies of the so-called "Christian" Rock industry.
An examination of the ministry of CCM star Carman.
A letter from Peter Peters and Vasilij Ryzhuk, Unregistered Union of Churches, Moscow, Russia showing that CCM is not welcome in these countries.
www.freedomministries.org.uk /ccm/index.shtml   (295 words)

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