The purpose of the assignment is to investigate the theological potential of gospel music and its meaning to the unchurched participant in Denmark. The gospel music ethos consists of inclusion, openness, authenticity, identity and meaning. Gospel music provides Danes with a language in which to understand their own existence. Based on four Danish gospel music leaders’ answers to a case study about Danes’ relationship with gospel, it is therefore relevant to conclude: That gospel music apparently succeeds in bringing together unchurched postmodern participants in a secular Danish society. That it fulfills a need among Danes for meaning and common values. That gospel music breaks down stereotypes and softens stiffened religious beliefs. However, there is a danger that gospel
will become mainstream and thus lose its potential for renewal. Critics urge that Danish gospel must become an expression of functional, active, living faith, so that the gospel choir remains vibrant in its expression and does not wind up becoming a new form of institutionalized religion - completely like the church has become according to some.