In today's technological age, it's easier than ever to be an armchair quarterback, criticizing and critiquing everything that is not the way we think it should be. Music is certainly not immune. Writes Bob Kauflin:
I’ve been musing recently about how we express our musical opinions. Why do we feel so strongly about songs, bands, and styles? And why do we draw conclusions so quickly? Nope. Don’t like it. That stinks. I can’t stand that kind of music. You like that stuff? Is there anything wrong with raving about the music/artists we love and and being swift to trash those we despise?
If we’re Christians, yes. Let me suggest ten reasons why musical forbearance might be good for our souls.