This is a good one.

D. G. Hart and John R. Muether have this to say near the end of their book, With Reverence and Awe,

Frequently, variety in worship is described as the difference in style, whether contemporary or traditional, seeker-sensitive or liturgical. These styles do not affect content, supposedly, but are interchangeable according to the needs and preferences of the congregation. But from a biblical perspective this is the wrong way to think about worship style. In Scripture there are ultimately only two styles of worship: true and false.

In his book The Southern Tradition, historian Eugene Genovese contrasts religious practices on the competing sides of the Mason-Dixon line in this way:

In the North people are wont to say, ‘You worship God in your way, and we’ll worship Him in ours.’ This delightful formulation says, in effect, that since religion is of little consequence anyway, why argue? In contrast, the Southern version . . . says: ‘You worship God in your way, and we’ll worship him in His.’ (Eugene D. Genovese, The Southern Tradition: The Achievement and Limitations of an American Conservatism [Cambridge: Harvard University, 1994], p. 25).

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