From Mark Dricolls blog:
I pray Thrice keeps getting major airplay and dates on big tours like Warped where young head-banging, pot-smoking, oil-changing white guys who like to rock but don’t know the Lamb are most prone to convene. The culture needs more missionaries and less Nashville-CCM-influenced, recycled 1980s’ power ballads with acoustic guitars and subcultural lingo that no one outside of a homeschool co-op understands.
Can't say I'm down with the Thrice, but could be I'm just not into the whole Post-Hardcore thing. I'm still good with most hardcore, so I'm not ready to move on yet.
Otherwise, he speaks what I(and many I know) have known for ages. CCM blows hard.
One of the only positive memories I have from my freshmen year in high school was when Nate McClain gave me the Tooth & Nail Records samplers Vol I and II.
These disc's(which were also the second and third CD's I ever personally owned) were a crapshoot of good and bad musicians, all playing non-CCM genre music. Good and bad, there was Alt-Rock, Punk, Hardcore, Noise, Folk, Electronica, and Danielson. And if you don't know, don't worry about it. NOBODY liked Danielson, but everybody remembered it.
So the bottom line is, Dricoll is right, CCM blows, so go start a bluegrass band or something.