Many Lutheran congregations are torn apart by divisive rhetoric and anger concerning worship styles.
I believe God has equipped me to help the people of God work through these issues. I am a former Music professor whose research work included Popular Music in American Culture as well as Medieval/Reformation Music Theory. As such, I'm able to converse with both sides of the issue in a (hopefully) winsome way, opening paths of dialog that may have not existed previously.
Please contact me if you would like mediation, instruction/education, or other resources concerning this topic.
Preaching the Good News
I would like to consider the role of music its possible relation to how kerygma (κήρυγμα) is used in Romans 10:14:
14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? 15 How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who [i] bring good news of good things!" (NASB)
Consider also Col. 3:16, which emphasizes the "peer-to-peer" nature of music and worship:
"Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God." (NASB)
tmeyer @ this site's address (kerygmusic.com)