Worship mismatch

Texts and tunes

Christian music these days is pushing up to and across the boundaries of what many churches and denominations used to regard as acceptable. The introduction of new styles of music in worship—often styles associated with secular popular culture—has come to symbolize the extent and character of a given church’s cultural relevance and outreach. For that very reason, it’s increasingly important for churches to become not only more inclusive and diverse, but also more discerning and discriminating in their musical offerings.


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