This post has stuff about religion. My perspective has changed
I was recently reading an article in the Association of Vineyard Churches' church-planting publication, Cutting Edge, by John Mortensen entitled “How then shall we write? A guide to composing better music for worship”. I was struck by such an obvious point that is almost always overlooked: Music is a craft.
All to often we hear how so and so, the amazing singer from this or that band was just completely inspired one night, sat down, and wrote the most popular song of our time. It just happened. And there it was, number one on the Billboard rock charts for two months straight.