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Coming from a more traditional denominational background, I have to agree for the most part that many of the praise songs are “pop endearment” and you could easily substitute “Christ” or “Lord” (if he is mentioned at all) for any worldly substitute. The biblical truth found in our hymnbooks is truly heartfelt and inspiring. There are however, some great contemporary Christian songs out there that are just as theologically deep as the standard hymns. There aren’t as many yet, but it is a growing market. (I hate to say market in this context.) And I have to add, many of the contemporary worship songs just don’t sound right when sung by a choir rather than a “comb” or praise band.
I see adults, youth, and children engaged in genuine praise and worship with these songs. With many of our youth these songs are personal. Not so much with the standard hymns. We have what is often called a “blended” song service where we have traditional hymns and the more contemporary praise songs. Rather than miss out on part of your church service, you could approach your worship leader/song director/choir director about a more blended approach.p>From the song “Indescribable by Chris Tomlin”: br> /p> blockquote> em>From the highest of heights to the depths of the sea br> Creation’s revealing Your majesty br> From the colors of fall to the fragrance of Spring
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?