Concordia Theological Monthly

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worship music, church, culture, gregorian, synthetic, architecture, synthesis, christian, contemporary

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


You asked me to speak to you on some subject of my own choosing within the area of worship and culture. I have chosen the announced topic because I am deeply concerned about it not so much as a musician but primarily as a man of the church. I think there are aspects of this subject which are of vital concern to the whole church, all of us together, and I know no place in the United States of America where I think the kind of questions I want to raise today will get a fairer and more intelligent bearing than on the Concordia campus. I shall address myself particularly this morning to those of you who do not think of yourselves as musicians.


Liturgy and Worship

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars