Traditional or Contemporary?
heels over style issues in worship. The author is Michael Horton.
WORSHIP: TRADITIONAL OR CONTEMPORARY?
It is important here that we point out how we must be careful to allow
Scripture and neither traditionalism nor contemporaneity to have the last
word. While we would be foolishly proud to ignore the wisdom of those who
have gone before us, and stubbornly rigid to ignore the immediate concerns of
our own day, the greatest danger is to ignore the infallible pattern we find
in God's Word for all generations.
- Michael Horton, in WE BELIEVE: RECOVERING THE ESSENTIALS OF THE APOSTLES'
CREED, Nashville: Word, 1998, p. 239.
[How easy it is to claim that my church's approach to worship planning is
biblical and balanced! How quick we are to notice the imbalance in someone
else's style choices. Dear heavenly Father, forgive us for our arrogance and
self-centeredness. Show us your ways. May your kingdom come, and your will be
done even in our worship. Amen!]
Have a great week.
Director, Institute for Christian Worship
School of Church Music and Worship
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary