Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Jimmy James has left a new comment on your post "Cacophony Defined: WELS Emergent Church. Rock N R...":
Well....gotta give 'em credit for using the right music! (Sarcasm intended....)
Seriously, I can recall a group of young people telling me a few years back; "Why do they think these contemporary services cater to us? This is the kind of music my parents listen to! Why would I go to a service with their style of music?"
You would be amazed at the number of young people who LOVE the "old fashion" hymns, liturgy and general traditional worship of yesteryear. Remember, anything that grandma and grandpa did while growing up is "cool" with the young folks! It's been that way for generations.
I like what Bill Cosby stated many years ago; "The reason why grandparents and grandchildren get along so well together is because they share a common enemy."
GJ - While the Syn Conference was being rocked to sleep by Fuller/Willow Creek disciples, the LCMC grew to 500 congregations and the Bishops' Synod (NALC) also sprouted up.
One bishop said to a congregation, visitors can tell when there is tension. They do not need to be told. They never come back.
The same can be said for the Wisconsin and Missouri sects, not to mention the Little Sect on the Prairie. The clergy spend so much time posturing and hating each other out of their sects that people feel the hate. The Olde Synodical Conference cannot even attract decent leakage from ELCA's come-outters (the straight kind).
The Olde Synodical Conference is not true to its own statements. People know that or sense that, in spite of 40-50 years of deceit and manipulation. The leaders are handing over their synods to the next generation, Dead On Arrival.