Blended Music before “Blending” Was Cool-Part 3
Many fundamentalist churches have shortened or removed revivals, camp meetings and evangelistic campaigns from their schedule of public services. These same churches sing a repertoire of praise songs on Sunday morning and Sunday evening and at the midweek service, with little or no songs that catechize the audience in the cardinal doctrines of the church. When should the church music present the claims of the gospel and give people an opportunity to come to know Christ by a personal profession of faith?
It seems that, if the modern fundamentalist churches are attempting to be seeker sensitive, they need to add an element of evangelism to their worship musicing in order for it to be a proper concomitant to the preaching of Christ crucified. I want to emphasize again that I believe praise and worship music must hold a place of centrality in all the public services of the Assembly of Believers. However, although praise music is fundamental to Christian worship, so is the exposition of the other cardinal doctrines of the church.