"I sense that if there is a risk at this time, it could be of too great a polarisation between the different approaches - to see the Christian family fall into ghettos driven merely on the basis of musical taste is distressing. We are feeling now that one of the most significant contributions that we as an orchestra can offer the church is to be a bridge ... a bridge between the traditionalist and the charismatic; a bridge between the discouraged Christian and a renewed vision of God at work; a bridge between the music-loving seeker and the Gospel".
Attending Prom Praise at the Royal Albert Hall was a lifeline was it was during the years when my home church was changing and becoming functionally cessationist. I was shocked therefore to be mocked by a man I once respected at Stoneleigh Bible Week for enjoying a somewhat different style of music to contemporary charismatic music. I have written why I believe Noel Tredinnick is right and we must keep our love of music broad here on the worship blog.
Let us resist falling into "ghettos" of music during our worship!