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From reader CVH
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I’ve had the experience several times of
being asked by writers who have no clue about any religious music - CCM, SG, P&W, whatever - to explain it. Try that with someone who is doing a story they were assigned to, in which they have little or no real curiosity or interest.
Good writing requires context. It seems fewer mainstream writers understand that; with the exception of long-form articles written for The New Yorker, The Atlantic, some major newspapers or scholarly journals, most writing these days is superficial and lacks context because the writers and even their editors don’t have any. Add to that a topic as remote in the popular culture as southern gospel music and you can’t expect much.