So, there's really no hiding it...if you Google my name, you get an inordinate amount of posts concerning Christian music, because I've generated a fair number of pieces about it and the artists who attempt to make it.
This month marks the end of the print version of the publication for which I got my professional start, CCM Magazine. And while I haven't contributed to said pub for several years, there's still that pang of regret when (a) another piece of regularly published pulped wood bites the dust and (b) it continues to signify the perilous state all forms of mass media find themselves in.
[There should probably be a (c) it means I have to add another dead publication to my list, but I'm getting more and more used to that...]
As would befit the growing trends of "final issues," the current regime at CCM asked one of the most thoughtful, considered and honest people around this corner of the industry to weigh in on "The Future of Christian Music."
And as per usual, Charlie Peacock pulls no punches, and that's why we love him for it.
I say all this because I'm dealing with a situation that may/may not put me in the crosshairs of the genre again, and I'm truly having some struggles with it. Charlie's words are all at once sobering, cause for contemplation and a source of inspiration.