What music is proper for church?




August is “Camp Meeting Month” at my church. People are urged to dress casually, and we sing old hymns. For the prelude, our keyboard player played a ragtime hymn arrangement on the piano. Back in the days when camp meetings were actually held in camps, a piano would never be heard in church and ragtime was probably considered sinful! I remember reading an essay that attempted to prove, with multiple scriptural references, that any music with a back beat was inspired by the devil and out of place in church. I read all of those references about the role of … Continue reading