From the July/August, 2014 issue of Touchstone
Duly Noted by Christopher W. Mathews

Duly Noted

Christopher W. Mathews on the Necessity of Song in Worship

When I read "The Pharmakon Athanasias" by S. M. Hutchens in the May/June 2013 Touchstone, I was impressed with the wise and eloquent case it presented for the integrity of the content and structure of Christian worship, as opposed to popular trends that erroneously market the truth of the gospel. My frequent "amens" were interrupted, however, by a statement that I think reflects a common but inaccurate perception concerning one element of corporate worship: "Music, which has, in a kind of madness, come in many places to be the definition of 'worship,' < . . .


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