Rating Praise Music

Rating Praise Music is a dream come true for me, the stodgy traditionalist hymnal-holder. I’ve always gauged most praise worship by the quantity of gratuitous first-person references, but the PPH (Profundities per Hour) scale is a much better, more holistic scheme with which one may cathartically nitpick the vacuities of modern praise music. Hallelujah!


“I disliked very much their hymns…. But as I went on I saw the great merit of it. I came up against different people of quite different outlooks and different education, and then gradually my CONCEIT just began peeling off. I realized that the hymns (which WERE just sixth-rate music) were, nevertheless, being sung with devotion and benefit by an old saint in elastic-side boots in the opposite pew, and then you realize that you aren’t fit to clean those boots.” – C.S. Lewis, grappling with conceit over lowbrow Christian hymns in his essay On Church Music. (Quotes culled from here.)