Session Title

A Tale of Two Rivers

Session Description

Most histories of contemporary worship emphasize well-known stories like the conversion of hippies in southern California in the late 1960s or the rise of megachurches in the 1980s. While those events are important, there are whole other backstories behind the rise of band-based, technology-driven, hand-raising, extended-singing worship. This workshop will lay out a much fuller history than you’ve ever heard before (including a sampling of music through the years) and raise some pastoral questions for discussion.

Conference Title

2020 Calvin Symposium on Worship

Event Date

1-31-2020

Event Type

Lecture/Plenary

Type (recording/text)

Text

Subject Area

Worship

Topic

Contemporary Worship

Keywords:

Contemporary Praise, History, Questions

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A Tale of Two Rivers

Most histories of contemporary worship emphasize well-known stories like the conversion of hippies in southern California in the late 1960s or the rise of megachurches in the 1980s. While those events are important, there are whole other backstories behind the rise of band-based, technology-driven, hand-raising, extended-singing worship. This workshop will lay out a much fuller history than you’ve ever heard before (including a sampling of music through the years) and raise some pastoral questions for discussion.

 

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