Wednesday, August 12, 2009

In Defense of Musical Diversity

Kevin DeYoung has a good post here defending unity in diversity with regard to music in the church. Kevin encourages pursuing the right kind of diversity, then discusses four different traditions or types of songs we should be signing (Psalms, hymns, contemporary songs, and non-Anglo songs).

Kevin's post fits nicely with a quote from Carson's The Cross and Christian Ministry:
Must we have fights over church music? We should have the best, the most God-centered, the most truthful, the most edifying. But must it all be in one style? Is there nothing to be gained from wide exposure to the company of saints in many parts of the world who have expressed their adoration of the Savior with richness of hymnody we can never exhaust, but which we ignore to our detriment? (p. 89)