Dr. Gordon looks at changes in worship from the fresh viewpoint of a Media Ecology perspective. Changes in music have changed the way we think, and the way we worship - or are even able to worship. The musical culture we are immersed in has altered our ability to understand other genres of music - so much so that we find them strangely unhelpful. This means that worship has become a conflict area, rather than a source of unity. Dr. Gordon not only shows the problems, he also provides solutions - it's important, because how we sing affects how we live.
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Review 1 for Why Johnny Can't Sing Hymns: How Pop Culture Rewrote the Hymnal
Date:January 3, 2013
Location:Greensboro, North Carolina
I was required to purchase and read Why Johnny Can't Preach for a seminary course, and I decided to by both books together. I appreciate the writing style and personal reflections of Dr. Gordon. This book emphasizes biblical truths even more than his other work, and I appreciate the great truths expressed in the hymns of the faith. Though I don't agree with everything Dr. Gordon says, I appreciate his opinions and conviction, and love for God's people. We might all be well-served to meditate through the words of a hymnal.