Just finished the book, Why I Left the Contemporary Christian Movement, by Dan Lucarini. As a musician and a former P&W leader in several churches, his approach is one of humility and confession as he describes what he learned were the destructive influences in CCM. Lucarini contrasts the primary purposes of a traditional and contemporary worship service. </font> What is the primary purpose fo the worship servce? Trad: To prepare hearts for the preaching. Cont: To "usher people into the presence of God. [Some more of that Greek superstition.]</font> What tends to be emphasized? Trad: The preaching. Cont: The music.</font> What is the primary motive in selecting music? Trad: Does God like it? Cont: Do the people like it?</font> What is the secondary motive for selecting music? Trad: Do the people like it? Cont: Does God like it?</font> What is the primary indicator of a successful service? Trad: "I was really convicted by the Word of God today!" (truth based) Cont: "I really worshipped God today! (experience-based)</font> Drawing from his extensive experiences as a P&W leader, he said the traditional and contemporary services, for these reasons, are incompatible and the "blended services" are really services in transition. A good book and one that will help those on the traditional side express their concerns about sensual worship styles invading the church.