Stand Up and Be Counted

by vernsanders on February 21, 2012

They say that those who don’t learn from history are condemned to repeat it. I’ve (re)learned something over the past week or so that I know I knew. At the same time, I’ve really learned that what you learn from history is often that what was once applied in a certain situation can be applied to other situations.

Here’s the case in point.

Over the past few months I’ve just gotten tired…tired of the “traditional worship in the church is dead” mantra that is continually repeated because it continues to be repeated. It begs the following questions, which, of course, are too subtle to express in a slogan:

  • What is Traditional worship?
  • What is Traditional Church Music?
  • Dead Where?
  • Who Says?

So, like the boy who looked at the emperor, I just started to say “Really?”

The responses have been fascinating. People all over the country are writing me and confirming that traditional church music and worship are alive, well, and thriving.

Which only goes to show that we all just need to tell our own particular story better…and learn from history.

How is your traditional church music and worship program doing? Please let me know by leaving a comment below.

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