Worshiping the Lamb or Entertaining the Sheep?: Evaluating Evangelical Practice By the Reformed Principles of Worship

Monday, 01 Nov 1999

Whereas the Gospel is narrative, and places believers in a specific tradition of a chosen people, in revival or seeker worship the tradition becomes subservient to numerical growth. Whereas the tradition is about a people, a koinonia, the seeker services are about the individual.
As members trickled in for the later service, folks greeted each other with either short, happy hugs or long and comforting embraces. A musician encouraged the members to join in the songs-accented by bongo drums and electric guitars-when the spirit filled them. A large screen projected the words, but many of the members knew the hymns by heart and instead closed their eyes in meditation. Young and old raised their hands and waved their palms upward, swaying and tapping their toes to the beat.An energetic singer put a new spin on ...

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