Conflict in the Courts of the Lord: Music and Worship in Today's Church
The music of the Church today is one of her greatest sources of internal tension and division. In a book which by the author's own admission is ... Show synopsis The music of the Church today is one of her greatest sources of internal tension and division. In a book which by the author's own admission is sometimes confrontational in tone, Wayne Barrett challenges some current church music practices that are taking place under the banner of "praise and worship." He provides a summative, thought-provoking, consideration of the nature of worship and its music, citing Biblical teachings, lessons of history, and empirical learning as the bases for the principles he advances. This is not a book without a viewpoint. It is a vigorous engagement of current practices and philosophies regarding church music and worship with an expressed intent to establish some guiding principles upon which diverse Christians can agree. Written for laymen, pastors, and church musicians, this is a book for anyone who is concerned about the practice of church music and worship, especially in light of some contemporary trends.