American sociologist, pastor, author, public speaker and former spiritual advisor to President Bill Clinton, Tony Campolo says he has problems with a lot of new worship music.This is because of two reasons: first, many of today's songwriters focus more on the present rather than the future. Second, he felt that many songs today focus on God's control and power more than on His love.
"I have problems with a lot of the new worship music," Campolo, who was in the U.K. for a tour with the Christian group Urban Change Makers, said in an interview with Premier Christianity magazine.
"I think it's wonderful that it's captured the music that young people can relate to and they get into it with great love and emotion. But compare 'My God Reigns' with the old hymns which say: 'Jesus Shall Reign' - it's future tense, not present tense."
"I'm a sociologist by trade. A basic sociological principle is you can't express love and power at the same time. Whenever you love, you lose power. Love makes you vulnerable.
"We have a God who loves us so much he was willing to become vulnerable."