Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Trojan Horse in the Lutheran Church

Alvin Schmidt wrote a book several years ago, entitled, "Multi-culturalism: The Trojan Horse in America." If you want an honest analysis of how the ideology of multi-culturalism has affected and infected our culture, it is a very good read. Here's a spin off that thought. I would also call the Contemporary Christian Music movement the Trojan Horse in our Lutheran Church. Many churches accepted the music without critical analysis and thinking. It was seen as something harmless and even playful. What so many fail to realize is that the CCM movement is at the top of a very slippery slope. If you go down that road, it is very difficult to stop. The results are abandonment of Lutheran theology and practice. What we now see is the militant forces breaking out of that Horse and destroying our church. What can we do? Get rid of the Horse! Go back to solid, Biblical Lutheran worship! Don't allow the facade of the Horse to destroy us! If we continue to do nothing, it will continue to have an increasingly damaging effect. Just something to think about.

4 Comments:

At 7:57 PM, Blogger ghp said...

Pr. Haugen, if you keep it up, you'll be one of my "go-to" guys for grist & good examples for my own blog! ;-)

I appreciate & applaud your willingness to honestly call the spade a spade and the sin a sin. Your flock is fortunate that you care enough, and are faithful enough, to give them (and all who read your blog) what they need.

-ghp

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger TKls2myhrt said...

I agree with Glen! Thanks for putting it so clearly. As a "generic evangelical" who found a rock-solid home in confessional Lutheran teachings, I am amazed, irritated and confused that ANYONE would think that "contemporary" (contemporary meaning me-based songs)worship music would have anything to strengthen our worship service. After twenty years of singing me-based songs designed to make me "feel" happy and proud to be a Christian, I will never sing those songs again and will never worship in a church that does. I continue to be amazed at the depth of emotion in liturgical, God-focused worship.

 
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At 7:35 PM, Anonymous Peter Lurvey said...

Admin's comment to this post, though nice, are those of a spammer. You can tell by the link to something they include. They are trying to sell something, and should be deleted, or it just encourages them to continue.

Nice words, by the way, re: CCM (Contemporary Christian Music). A steady diet of jello, is what it is. Unhealthy for the Body.

 

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