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Blurring doctrinal distinctives with Praise and Worship

Blurring doctrinal distinctives with Praise and Worship

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Worship and Doctrinal Distinctives You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

Over the past several weeks I have been showing that, while differences over worship theology and practice have been one of the most significant doctrinal dividers, traditional psalmody, hymnody, and liturgy provided a means by which distinct denominations were able to enjoy an appropriate unity while at the same time maintaining necessary theological and practical boundaries.… Continue Reading

Evangelical Worship and the Decline of Denominationalism

Evangelical Worship and the Decline of Denominationalism

I participated on Friday in the Southwest regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. The theme of the meeting this year was the decline of denominationalism, and here is the paper I read: This paper examines the role of worship philosophy and practice in both dividing and unifying Protestant denominations. I am using the term… Continue Reading

Contemporary Worship: Not Fish, Not Fowl

Contemporary Worship: Not Fish, Not Fowl

This is exactly right: There is very good reason that both charismatics and traditionalists (and in particular the Reformed) should be dissatisfied with the appropropriation of Praise and Worship Songs and some other elements of charismatic worship by historically evangelical churches. From the charismatic point of view, such churches have adopted these songs and this… Continue Reading