Original piece can be found here. My beef with modern church music is not so much that it's heretical (though a lot of it is) but that it's terrible. Bland, forgettable, treacly, and written at about the third-grade level. I will freely grant that I am a curmudgeon about this, but modern church music -- and by "modern" I mean pretty much anything since the 1960's -- is almost universally terrible. The problem arises from the fact that musicians and composers are no longer trained as their ancestors were, I think (either musically or theologically). Human history will only ever have one Palestrina and one J. S. Bach, but surely we can at least aspire to do better. I'd like to see churches oversee their music directors more closely. Church music should be chosen as carefully as sermon topics, and with as much attention to gospel truth. (I'm past being surprised at the heresy in music from, e.g., Bethel; but I do object to it being propagated in my church.) It's no accident that Katy Perry used "Christian pop" as a springboard into mainstream pop -- many young performers see the Christian audience as an easy and profitable avenue into the entertainment business. And Christian standards for doctrinaire music are (apparently) appallingly low. Honestly, I'd like to see orchestral/instrumental and choral music take the lead in churches again. Anglican chant and psalmody, the litany, the whole works. Give up on the modern stuff: it's awful, and very little of value will be lost in just ditching it entirely.