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Beyond “Contemporary” and “Traditional”: Clues to Finding a Third Way

The gulf between “contemporary” and “traditional” worship is sometimes bridged through the pursuit of what some might call the “awkwardly blended” service.

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This session explores some musical and liturgical clues pointing toward a more indigenous and integrative “third way”—a way that takes seriously music's liturgical function within a worship service, and the complexity of how music both expresses and resists culture.