The Critical Adjustment

S. M. Hutchens on Pleasing the Lord in Worship

“Please Me, O Lord” in the May 2004 issue of Touchstone, a criticism of the increasingly sex-charged electrotheatrical liturgy practiced in many churches, has received much attention. The piece was a page from a pathologist’s notebook. The object was to depict something wrong or abnormal, with a brief attempt to trace the genesis and development of the disorder. The challenges from readers have nearly all been questions or statements about what should be considered normal and healthy.

Unlike simple identification of what is wrong, especially of something obviously wrong, that is a . . .

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S. M. Hutchens is a senior editor.

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