Music may be "fleshly", that is, appealing to "fleshly" lust and drive. So may the performance and performer be "fleshly". While we may not be able to put a complete definition into place, we all know what it is. I find a continual downward spiral in music that parallels the rise of pentecostal charismania. Think about it with me a moment. Take any time from 1517-1900 and look at the LACK of controversy over music. Big deal was over "instruments" or not. Not over style. Heavy classical hymns by Bach, Beethoven Folk music from Netherland, England, Appalachia Praise/Testimony songs by PP Bliss, Fanny Crosby High church used mostly heavy hymns while our baptists used a blend. And different songs for evening service or revival meetings. THEN the rise of Pentecostalism and a new emotional/experienced-based type of worship spawned a new music. Beat and rhythm replacing beautiful melodies. Trite repetitious words replacing weighty doctrine or blood-based testimonies. I have watched the past 50 years carefully and see this trend slowly but surely being adopting (and often embraced) in my ifb circles. YOU tell me a ifb service that sang such tripe 50 years ago? Or clapped along with songs? Or had rock bands? Or raised hands and swayed like robotons at Woodstock? That's my take. What's yours?