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Contemporary or traditional? Blended or seeker? Pop or "classical"? Chorus or hymn? Combo or organ? Questions concerning music in worship abound these days. Is there a practical way to deal with these issues?

In Music and Ministry: A Biblical Counterpoint, Calvin Johansson looks to God's Word for principles foundational to music ministry. Weaving together great scriptural

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Paperback, Second Edition, 208 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Hendrickson Publishers
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Douglas Wilson
May 07, 2012 Douglas Wilson rated it really liked it
Shelves: aesthetics
Overall, this book is quite good. My only criticism concerns his dismissal of certain popular forms of music -- and this includes the many places where I agreed with such a dismissal. Bland, trite, superficial are words that do describe lots of the current stuff. But why is it bland? It can't be because it was written according to a prescribed formula -- sonnets do that.

At the same time, his contrapuntal conclusion was really very good.
Jerry
Apr 01, 2009 Jerry rated it really liked it
Shelves: worship, music
This book holds a high standard for music and yet the necessity of bringing the congregation along for any musical worship to be effective.
Gwen Burrow
Jun 12, 2009 Gwen Burrow rated it liked it
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Quite good. The key is to remember Johansson's limited scope.
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