Guitar or no guitar? Drums or no drums? Acoustic or Electric? Old Music or New Music? Traditional, contemporary, modern or blended (whatever that means today)? The Worship Wars have gone on for years, long before the transition that started with “contemporary” worship in the 70’s. The argument hasn’t always been about music either. Some of the past worship wars were about the role of visual art or the correct language that worship services should be in.
There has always been a tension when that we must continually navigate between what I call TIMELY AND TIMELESS principals of worship.