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A Tale of Two Rivers: What's Happened in Seventy Years of Contemporary Praise and Worship

2020 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Workshop

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Most histories of contemporary worship emphasize well-known stories, such as the conversion of hippies in southern California in the late 1960s and 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 laid out a much fuller history than you’ve ever heard before (including a sampling of music through the years) and raised some pastoral questions for discussion.

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