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Two Ways To Get Off Course

David Manner explains why constantly looking back and only looking forward are both ineffective ways to plan and lead worship:

Nostalgia is sentimental remembrance of previous times or significant events that continue to stir happy or meaningful personal recollections. Nostalgia in reasonable doses can provide a sense of comfort. But too much can have a negative effect perpetuating the belief that an earlier time is preferable to present day conditions…

Novelty is the quality of being new, original or unusual just to be new, original or unusual. A novelty entertains for a short period of time until another novelty surfaces.

Excellent things to keep in mind as we select songs and plan services. Check out the whole thing here.

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