Her article "Good worship - The wars, the world and the Word" addresses the false dichotomy of "contemporary" and "traditional" worship forms in the institutional church. Strauss clears the stage of unhelpful jargon and attempts to provide the framework in which we can evaluate our present practices and future options.
I find this particularly important in the light of recent discussions with capital-M musicians (ie, the kind who try to do this for a living), with CRC members of various stripes, with Can-Reefers interested in reforming their denominations musical practice and even with the clapping folk.
Now, please, go read the article - don't skim it - and let me know what you think on it. It's really not that long, and worth the time it takes.
special thanks to Peter Scholtens for the link.
This post bubbled to the surface on Wednesday, April 13, 2005
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