Here is a paragraph from the Reporter article, “The ‘Song’ of the people!” that I found extremely telltale:
The songs listed on the Web page have not been subjected to the same in-depth process that selected hymns receive before being included in a synodically approved hymnal. The rapidly changing scene of Christian contemporary music requires constant attention to evaluate emerging songs in a timely manner.
First of all, I noticed with some irony that the word “Song” in the title of the article was in quotation marks. But seriously, doesn’t this paragraph say it all? Doesn’t this very statement show us why “Christian contemporary music” ought not be part of the regular diet of the Christian in worship? Doesn’t its very nature as “rapidly changing” suggest that it is not the best choice for pastors when picking songs and hymns for the services of the church?