Christian Music Needs More Sin 6/8/2016 - A Whittle Bit of Commentary

A Whittle Bit of Commentary with Chad Whittle

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Nate Silver’s Five Thirty Eight website conducted an analysis of Christian pop hits and found that the tunes are full of happy lyrics. For the study the website reviewed the last 5 years of Billboard year-end top 50 songs to see how many positive and negative words each song contained. The results showed that positive words such as “grace” were used more times than negative words. So a lot of grace, and not so much sin. This is not too surprising considering there are now churches that barely discuss the negatives such as hell and sin, but they should because if you claim to proclaim the gospel, you gotta discuss the negatives. It’s eternally important. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary.

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Background Material:

http://www.relevantmagazine.com/slices/math-christian-songwriters-love-grace-often-ignore-sin-and-judgment

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-sun-is-always-shining-in-modern-christian-pop/

 

 

Posted on June 7, 2016 .