Teenagers and Church Music

Parents might not understand, but their kids do. Dr. Barbara J. Resch, the coordinator of Music Education at Indiana University/Purdue University, publishes a study on “Teenager’s Perceptions of Church Music,” and finds that they’re not necessarily drawn to “stylistically derivative” praise music that draws on rock or pop to lure teenagers to church, but are more concerned with the context of the music when considering its appropriateness.