My Journey with Church Music // Why I Appreciate Sacred Music
Note: I did grow up listening to sacred music, which is an important factor here as to why I listen to this music. However, I still hold these convictions and tried to write this with as little bias as possible.
For the record, I would not classify music with contemporary instruments (drums/electric guitars/etc.) into the category of sacred music. However, I don't mind good, classic percussion/tympani in sacred music if used thoughtfully, intentionally, and in moderation.
When sacred music is done right, it is the most beautiful sound. Often I will just close my eyes and think, “THIS is why I am a musician. THIS is the epitome of beautiful music.”
Extra resource: Mykaela at Making Music for the Master wrote a fantastic article about the power of music which you can read here.