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Contemporary Christian Worship

A Musician's Perspective on Contemporary Christian Music

A Musician's Perspective on Contemporary Christian Music

A look at the vocal techniques and musical mechanisms of CCM performers to assess their suitability for worship.

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New Calvinism - The Merger of Calvinism with Worldliness

New Calvinism - The Merger of Calvinism with Worldliness

A new form of Calvinism took the shape of a movement from about 2005, but it differed from the original in its acceptance of ‘the world’. This critique written in 2009 was sharply attacked by new Calvinistic preachers but strongly endorsed by conservative preachers worldwide.

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Worship in the Melting Pot

Worship in the Melting Pot

Many Christians today are amazed when you show them what really happened in the Old Testament, and then they feel cheated over the superficial ideas they have been sold. They become deeply thoughtful on hearing the definitions of worship given by the Saviour, and on seeing all the practical instructions of the epistles.

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Spiritual or Aesthetic Worship? The First Broken Principle

Spiritual or Aesthetic Worship? The First Broken Principle

Aesthetic worshippers believe that genuine praise needs a ‘physical’ dimension greater than mere unison singing. It assumes that God is an ‘aesthete’ – sitting in the heavens and looking down with appreciation at the skill and beauty that we bring before Him.

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Rational or Ecstatic Worship? The Second Broken Principle

Rational or Ecstatic Worship? The Second Broken Principle

Ecstatic worship is completely different to rational worship. Ecstatic worship takes place when the object of the exercise is to achieve a warm, happy feeling, perhaps great excitement, and even a sense of God’s presence through the earthly, physical aspects of worship such as music and movement.

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Sacred or Profane Worship? The Third Broken Principle

Sacred or Profane Worship? The Third Broken Principle

To be profane is to treat sacred and biblical things with irreverence or disregard, so as to violate and pollute them. Is the modern entertainment scene profane? Most definitely, because it is the most powerful and determined anti-God, anti-moral, anti-authority culture for centuries.

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