The Future Of Protestant Worship

Beyond The Worship Wars

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Byars (Ronald P.).
Publication Dates: 2002.
Publisher(s): Westminster John Knox Press.
Subject(s): Protestant churches, Protestant churches - Doctrines, and Public worship.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BV 15 .B93 2002
  • Summary:

    Over the past several years, churches have engaged in an ongoing debate between two different styles of worship — ‘traditional’ and ‘contemporary.’ Here, Ronald Byars argues that many of the differences between the two styles are superficial.

    Authentic worship, being wholly theocentric, can and must be both responsive to contemporary culture and grounded in history and tradition. Thus rather than merely trying to please their members, congregations must focus on exploring worship that is biblical, honors our communion with the saints, and takes seriously the ways that our culture is reshaping us. He concludes with a description of an authentic, postmodern Protestant worship service.