Sunday, April 22, 2007

Oh, Taste and See! Chicago Mass Choir On LIVE!

Chicago Mass Choir President and CEO Dr. Feranda Nero-Roberts, right, was a guest on Jesus Saves Ministries LIVE! on Friday, March 30th. We discussed the history of Chicago Mass, her thoughts on the direction gospel music is taking, and how Chicago Mass Choir maintains the purity of the gospel in their music.

Angela: Where do you think gospel music is headed in the 21st Century?

Dr. Nero-Roberts: “...It use to really embarrass me, I know in Chicago you have ministries that would be on television and they’re talking, carrying on conversations...We have to step up our craft when it comes to, not only in ministering gospel music, in terms of knowing that this is our reasonable service that we give to God, but knowing that He wants excellence….”

Angela: What are some of the things you do to maintain the purity of the gospel message in the music?

Dr. Nero-Roberts: “Gospel” means “good news” for me, and I think one of the things we have to be very careful of is that it’s Scripture-based. Everything, and I have to say, that’s out today is not Scripture-based. Some of it is a hook to get people to listen, but is it going to be edifying for the soul? Does it relate back to the Scriptures, and is it going to be win people to Christ?”
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Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

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