Hymnal

Maybe Not That Different After All

Kevin Emmert explains why modern worship songs and traditional hymns may be more alike than we thought:

If you think contemporary praise music lacks robust theology, you’re not alone. Modern worship is widely criticized for not being Trinitarian enough, and its lyrics are often perceived to be more romantic than reverent—as if Jesus were a significant other, not the God of the universe.

A new study, however, finds that Jesus has always been the primary focus of evangelical songs. Further, traditional hymns and contemporary worship are more similar in describing the Trinity than is widely believed.

Kevin shares some of Lester Ruth’s research on the topic, and it’s a fascinating look at how worship music has changed (or not) over the years.

Read the whole thing here.

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