America's Worship Wars

The music of the church is not only a meaningful part of Christian worship but has been a major part of the battle over worship styles. Terry York invites the reader along as he retraces his journey of experience in church music. Along the way, he explores the perspectives, agendas, and tactics of those involved in the conflicts, traces the recent history of church music, explores the connection with America's "culture wars," and suggests some theological perspectives. York invites the reader to join in the dialogue with his engaging story of the recent changes and battles over the music and worship of the church.

"A community's theology and worship cannot be divorced. Therefore, practical or applied theology (gospel in the street) fuels the concept of practical or applied worship (culture in the sanctuary). "War," a term all too common in our culture, seems destined to become equally common in the church."
-from the Introduction