I wanna take a quick minute to announce a new series I’m starting called Across The Aisle.
In case you’re not familiar with the expression, you typically hear of someone reaching “across the aisle” in a political sense, kinda BRIDGING THE GAP between two separate sides (often, democrat and republican) for the sake of some greater, collective good of the WHOLE.
So, the Across The Aisle series is gonna do just that. GospelPundit.com is a website focused on the Gospel music community, but we often exclude what is termed “Contemporary Christian Music” or “CCM” because it’s not… “our” kind of music. And we play ourselves.
The truth is:
(1) God didn’t call us to define our “genres” in that way. It’s practical and it sometimes makes sense to be able to distinguish what Steven Curtis Chapman does from what Twinkie Clark does. But we often abuse the classifications, creating unnecessary rifts and divides (racial and otherwise) within the Body of Christ;
(2) If you listen, you’ll love it. I enjoy a B3 organ as much as the next guy, but there’s also nothing quite like a simple acoustic guitar sometimes, and maaaaany popular gospel songs are simply re-made from CCM songs in the first place (i.e., “Above All” and “Great Is Your Mercy”). You love it already and you prolly didn’t even know it!
So, that’s what’s fixin’ to go down.
Lemme know if you have a favorite CCM artist you want featured. Aight?!