This is the second offering on worship style, in answer to the claim made by Contemporary Independent Baptists like Josh Teis (see this link also) and Robert Bakss that worship style is merely a matter of preference and personal taste. If you have not yet read the first in the series, please kindly follow this link before reading this post.
In the first post in this short series, I sought to distinguish between the subjective and the objective in order to establish a foundation of objective beauty. As style is an element of beauty, it is necessary that we understand that beauty is not divorced from truth or goodness, and that none of the three are purely subjective. Christians have historically believed in objective truth, objective goodness, and objective beauty. The ultimate objective standard of truth, goodness, and beauty is God Himself, Who is truth, is holy, and is altogether lovely. Because we are commanded to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness, our worship style must reveal that beauty, must show what the beauty of holiness looks like.
In this post, I want to Continue reading “A Worship Style Primer, Part 2”