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A nice review of A Conservative Christian Declaration

Shawn Eaton writes a nice review of A Conservative Christian Declaration. He concludes:

This short book should be considered by church leaders and biblical worship scholars as the church battles postmodernism and pragmatism. The authors start a discussion that needs to happen. Surely Christian worship will look differently from one culture to another. However as we move into the future, we must ask whether our methods are “practical” or principled. Are we looking more like the world or like the kingdom of God? If the church is to be “in the world but not of it” (Romans 12:1-2;  John 17:16)  and “salt and light” (Matthew 5:13-16) we need more books like this that hold in one hand a great concern for biblical truth concerning worship and in the other hand a studied understanding of culture and how these may intersect faithfully. May truth prevail in our practice of worship, and may our worship always be centered upon our wondrous triune God.

Source: Pragmatism and a Conservative Christian Declaration – Cultivating God-Centered Worship

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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