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Blended, Contemporary or Traditional

Discussion in 'Polls Forum' started by TaterTot, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. TaterTot

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    What style of worship does your church use?
     
  2. PamelaK

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    Traditional
     
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    Blended here also...

    Jamie
     
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    Traditional
     
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    Frustrated
     
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    Blended
     
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    As in music? ;) Blended thankfully, with solos and such thrown in. Love it! [​IMG]
     
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    Traditional... can't stand the contemporary or blended stuff.
     
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    Traditional...well, actually "country church traditional"

    My personal preference is blended.
     
  14. TaterTot

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    Stefan, LOL. Thats where I am too. We have been slowly trying to move a little forward toward a blend. We are at a major turning point right now, and I was just curious at to where others are.
     
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    Traditional, but contemporary on some Sunday evenings.
     
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    Don't care for the contemporary. I'll continue in the old paths and listen to traditional hymns of my parents and grandparents day
     
  17. StefanM

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    I'd give up my pinky toe to be able to use even the Baptist Hymnal in our services, but I know that's my personal desire and not what the church would like, so I don't make an issue of it.

    Although, if the Heavenly Highway Hymnals were replaced one day, I wouldn't be upset [​IMG] .

    Then again, I'm a former city boy living in the country.
     
  18. eyeball

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    Polyphonic (that is, music with "parts" or "harmonies") is something of a modern tradition; that is, it was invented in the Middle Ages . As such, it is modern, or something that the older, traditional church did not have. Truly traditional churches would avoid polyphony altogether, to say nothing of instruments like the piano or the organ, which are horrifically modern (less than 500 years old) when compared to the truly traditional (1500+ years old) aspects of worship, such as baptism and preaching.

    Or at least, this was what was once argued, quite seriously, to me at a conference by somebody whose goal was to return his church to a more authentic, conservative worship style.
     
  19. FriendofSpurgeon

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    You mention "style of worship" but most people have interpreted that as "music." Is that what you meant?

    All music was contemporary at one time, wasn't it? If the words are Scriptural, then I don't know if there is a Scriptural basis for choosing one over the other - simply a preference.

    That being said, my personal preference is blended. I love most of the old hymns of the faith and I love most of the newer praise songs. I would never want to choose one over the other.

    Our church offers both types of services. We have a traditional, liturgical worship service with hymns only, with mainly the piano and organ. And then we have a less liturgical service with a whole host of instruments and blend of songs - some hymns, some praise songs.
     
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