17 October 2012

The Worship Wars


Two dangers that face churches today in the debate about worship styles are the temptation to blindly chase after worldly fads and the desire to turn a worship service into an historic reenactment. The first absolutizes cultural changes with no thought to the continuity of the body of Christ throughout history; the second absolutizes a particular culture and time and therefore denies the Gospel the ability to transform a culture and to create a worship style fitting to that culture and time.

3 comments:

Erica said...

Hmm...needs more candles. XD

Wayne Brown said...

Hmmm. Not sure if it's so much absolutizing as creating a constant... Interesting.

Rick said...

That's pretty much what I meant. A particular culture/time becomes an absolute constant for all times and places or the principle of change itself becomes the constant.