Old time religion: Christian pushback against Megachurch music grows

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During the 1980s, far-right Christian fundamentalists like Pat Robertson, Jimmy Swaggart and Liberty University’s Rev. Jerry Falwell Sr. were vehemently critical of Christian rock. As they saw it, rock music in general was Satanic, and Christian lyrics were incompatible with rock or pop-rock beats and melodies. In recent years, however, many fundamentalist evangelical megachurches have favored modern Christian pop over traditional gospel and hymns. But according to Religion News Service, the Sing! Global Conference, held September 4-6, promoted hymns as an alternative to megachurch music. “For…

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