" 'Worship forms, tunes, and practices are neutral.' 'We may worship God in any way that is not forbidden.' T. David Gordon criticizes these widely held assumptions in light of the biblical doctrine of worship. He makes a vigorous case for traditional forms of worship. Those who have never considered the tradition will benefit from this critique, and all those who read will find this essay stimulating." --R. Scott Clark
, Professor of Church History and Historical Theology, Westminster Seminary California
"T. David Gordon's writing is refreshingly candid and insightful. In this very readable volume, he helpfully contextualizes the ways pop music has impoverished our culture and worship in so many churches, while calling us to embrace again the enduring values of hymnody and psalmody. I encourage anyone concerned about biblical worship to read this book." --Paul S. Jones
, Music Director, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia
"Witty, persuasive, and gracious, he challenges the conventional wisdom in the midst of the so-called 'worship wars,' asking for a serious inquiry into the nature of worship song and the media appropriate to it. He convinces us that if we are to worship with reverence and awe, we must not unthinkingly accept the message of popular music." --Gregory Edward Reynolds
, Pastor, Author of The Word Is Worth a Thousand Pictures: Preaching in the Electronic Age
About the Author
T. David Gordon has been Professor of Religion and Greek at Grove City College since 1999.