Started by Pilgrim, June 05, 2015, 10:39:44 AM
Quote from: Dan Fienen on June 05, 2015, 10:53:21 AMLike any other art form used in worship, liturgical dance can be done poorly, in poor taste or pointlessly. Like any other art form in worship its introduction where it has not previously been used must be done carefully with much education and explanation. Otherwise it becomes simply a novelty, entertainment, or distraction.Lets not forget that an early proponent of liturgical dance was one David, son of Jesse.
Quote from: Dan Fienen on June 05, 2015, 11:05:49 AMAs I recall reading the use of pipe organs in worship was quite controversial when they were first introduced. Previously they had been used for pagan Roman religious festivals and gladiatorial spectacles.
Quote from: WJV on June 05, 2015, 11:11:51 AMThey still are controversial, it would seem! I've come across the blog of a Calvinist professor who regularly goes off on, and quotes Calvinists on all eras against, instrumentation in worship. The argument: since God never told us to use instruments in NT-era worship, we can't. That's OT stuff, with the harps and lyres and horns and stuff. I'm fascinated by this line of thinking in a rubbernecking-on-the-highway sort of way.
Quote from: Charles Austin on June 05, 2015, 12:49:10 PM I'm not sure about the point of getting all upset about what someone else far away does. If you don't like this kind of liturgical action, don't schedule it for any of your events. I'm wondering why the deaconness wanted to post that picture here. On second thought, I'm not wondering at all.
Quote from: Scott Yakimow on June 05, 2015, 11:59:04 AMThis being the internet, I found the picture. Click here for it (though I feel like I need to give a trigger warning).
Quote from: Daniel L. Gard on June 05, 2015, 01:18:36 PMQuote from: Scott Yakimow on June 05, 2015, 11:59:04 AMThis being the internet, I found the picture. Click here for it (though I feel like I need to give a trigger warning).Thanks a lot, Professor. I clicked on the link and now I cannot un-see it.