Traditional AND contemporary

I often hear people make a contrast between styles of worship in church that labels some “traditional” and some “contemporary”. And I – and I guess you too – know what they mean. And it’s certainly true that some forms of worship that pride themselves on being contemporary are determinedly non-traditional.

I have in the past experienced, and heard others share similar experiences, of Sunday church gatherings that not only embrace contemporary musical, dress and other styles, but manage to get through the whole act of worship without a reading from the bible. That’s clearly non-traditional.

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