Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Solving the Worship Wars?

Over on the Consensus website, David Pierson has offered a brief article entitled "Solving the Worship Wars." I certainly agree with his solution, and I bemoan the damage uncontrolled variety has done to our church's identity and witness. However, I am sure the author knows that this dilemma in our church body is beyond "solving." Views on both sides are very entrenched and immovable. The 2004 convention of the LCMS even instructed the Commission on Worship to intentionally develop more diverse worship resources for those who ecshew hymnals and traditional liturgies. The LSB in another day and time might have been the answer to the unity we dream about today. But the damage is done. We can only hope and pray that in time fads will fade, and the benefits of our beloved heritage will again be found, treasured and appreciated.

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