Popular Culture And Congregational Song

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Over the past generation, congregational song has been influenced by developments in popular music in an unprecedented way. This article describes this phenomenon and raises some important philosophical questions that arise out of it.

On a dimly lit stage, several musicians go through their routine of preparation. The pianist carefully arranges the music to be played so the transitions can be negotiated smoothly. The guitarists tune their instruments and check the volume controls. The...


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