I'm not sure the backgrounds of everyone here in regards to music, so this might be interesting. How should we choose songs for our worship services. Obviously the text of the song is more important, but what about the other areas. Is the style of the song important? Sure, but what if we don't' like the style that the writer has it in. Is it ok to play the song in our own style? I'm hearing a lot of fuss about conservative churches using songs like this but in a style that they feel is appropriate. Lancaster Baptist Church played the song "Shout To the Lord" and David Cloud(yeah, I know!) is making a big issue out of it. How about the doctrinal differences? Sovereign Grace Music makes a lot of songs that have been sung in conservative churches. Examples include "Before the Thrown of God," "O Great God," O Wondrous Love" and "The Look." Sovereign Grace is obviously Calvinistic and charismatic. How important should that be in deciding music? Of course we have hymns we sing every day that are written by people we disagree with. What are your thoughts?