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September 28, 2014 – St. Michael and All Angels

Pastor Spittel | September 28, 2014

Old Testament Reading – 2 Kings 6:8-17

Epistle Reading – Revelation 12:7-12

Gospel Reading – St. Matthew 18:1-11

On Sunday, the last in our Series on the Church and Her Music — “Jesus of Suburbia: Contemporary Worship”

In preparation, students are encouraged to read the following:

Jonathan, a Methodist musician from Houston, Texas speaks about the appropriation of the secular for the sacred as well as the importance of using hymnals:

Importance of Hymnals

Reasons Why We Should Still Be Using Hymnals

Brett McCracken, a Los Angeles based journalist, looks at the relationship between form and content:

Hipster Christianity Revisited

Jonathan Rodebaugh, an “Evangelical” turned Confessional Lutheran layman, outlines seven problems with importing CoWo music into the Church:

Wearing Jeans Shorts to a Wedding

Finally, North Point Community Church, and evangelical megachurch in the suburbs of Atlanta, produced the following viral video in 2010. Some consider it satire, others as a commentary on the state of affairs in the churches of suburbia, and a few have taken it to be a serious template for Sunday gatherings.