I heard a story from another Church of Christ youth minister who was driving a van load of teens to a church event. One of the moms sat in the passenger seat joining him as a chaperone. One of the teens was playing (rather loudly) some rap music that all the teens knew and sang along to. It was not the worst music, but it was not the best either. The content certainly lacked a Christianly tone. The trip moved right along.
Then one of the teen girls wanted to play a CD, a contemporary Christian CD. A contemporary Christian worship CD, with lyrics that honored God. When the mom who was chaperoning realized what the lyrics were saying, and of all things, set to musical instruments, she was fit to be tied. Finally in frustration, she said to the youth minister, â€śHow long are you going to let this go on? This music has instruments you know.â€ť