Dear Traditional Worshipers: How Do We Find Our Way?
It’s not about sentimentality. It’s not about taste or preference. It’s about meaning.
"It’s devastating to see what’s happened to worship in the church... The blindness surrounding the issue is astounding. The insistence that the common trends of the day are most fitting for public worship is wrong and short-sighted. It’s [grievous] that most churches now let Christians choose to not learn the historic creeds, or the great tradition of hymns and songs, or the great privilege of praying together and reading Scripture together. The commercialization of our sacred time, well, it’s nothing short of tragic...
"[But] it’s not enough to say 'we like [traditional worship].' That doesn’t matter. The worst thing that 'contemporary worship' did when it came on the scene was to promote itself as just another worship option, and then get away with labeling the liturgy as a choice, also. When we make the conversation about preference, we don’t get anywhere... It’s not about sentimentality. It’s not about taste or preference. It’s about meaning. So maybe we need to rethink our plan of action..."
A lot of wisdom, here, in my opinion.