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MONDAY, NOV 28, 2011  |  5 comments
Worship Wars: The Fight Over Style of Music
There’s a war brewing inside of U.S. churches. While some congregants prefer the beat-bopping sounds of electric guitars, drums and fast-paced tunes, others seek a more traditional worship experience. The divide, which often hinges upon age and personal music taste, only seems to be intensifying — especially as churches seek to modernize and attract younger audiences.

According to the USA Today, nearly 50 percent of Protestant churches are now reporting that they use electric guitars or drums during worship. This proportion has grown from 35 percent back in 2000, according to a 2010 Faith Communities Today study of 14,000 congregations across America.

While this may seem like a silly argument, there are many who feel passionately that music should be kept traditional, with a focus upon worshiping God and not engaging in the frills of percussion and guitar strumming. On the flip side, others ...


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Bob | USA  Find all comments by Bob
Charles Richardson wrote:
It is the message in the song, not the music. If it is about the instruments, how far back do you go? To the time of Christ? Some of the tunes we sing hymns to were
In the "worship wars" I've experienced its actually not the youth pushing the contemporary music. It's a select few early to mid aged adults and staff pushing it against the desires of the elders.....and like we say in the South. "That ain't right!"
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itshere  Find all comments by itshere
"According to the USA Today, nearly 50 percent of Protestant churches are now reporting that they use electric guitars or drums during worship. This proportion has grown from 35 percent back in 2000, according to a 2010 Faith Communities Today study of 14,000 congregations across America."

There's been a massive flood of CCM over the past 40 years. Those new songs that were extremely popular in the 70s, 80s and 90s are now never heard in church.

Only what was on the radio last week will we hear this week. What a clever ploy by the Enemy to sever us from our Christian foundations by introducing a steady-stream of new music that becomes less-and-less biblical every week.

Eventually no one will care about hymns, the past, biblical lyrics nor even the whole counsel of God.

For most of these "contemporary" congregations, hasn't this day already arrived?

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Charles Richardson | Bloomington springs, TN  Protected NameFind all comments by Charles Richardson
Old drinking songs
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Charles Richardson | Bloomington springs, TN  Protected NameFind all comments by Charles Richardson
It is the message in the song, not the music. If it is about the instruments, how far back do you go? To the time of Christ? Some of the tunes we sing hymns to were
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Rufus | Fort Worth, TX  Protected NameFind all comments by Rufus
"The divide, which often hinges upon age and personal music taste,..."

It often too hinges upon matters of faith and doctrine. My personal music taste is to rock out...it's what my flesh likes. However, rock and roll does not qualify as a spiritual song for it is fleshly music. This matter should not be about man's preference but on God's commands.

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." - Colossians 3:16

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