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Genuine orthodoxy does not simply require correct doctrine, but correct praise. If Scripture is sufficient to guide us in faith and life, then surely it is sufficient to instruct us in the manner of our worship.

"It is possible that, some day soon, an advertising man who must create a television commercial for a new California Chardonnay will have the following inspiration: Jesus is standing alone in a desert oasis. A gentle breeze flutters the leaves of the stately palms behind him. Soft Mideastern music caresses the air. Jesus holds in his hand a bottle of wine at which he gazes adoringly. Turning toward the camera, he says, 'When I transformed water into wine at Cana, this is what I had in mind. Try it today. You'll become a believer."
---Neil Postman, Technopoly


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1 [ Back ] Neil Postman, Technopoly (New York: Alfred Knopf, 1993), 164-165.
2 [ Back ] Ibid., 166.
3 [ Back ] Ibid., 170.
4 [ Back ] Ibid., 171.
5 [ Back ] Ibid., 171.


Michael Horton is the J. Gresham Machen professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California), host of the White Horse Inn, national radio broadcast, and editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. He is author of many books, including The Gospel-Driven Life, Christless Christianity, People and Place, Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, The Christian Faith, and For Calvinism.

Issue: "Pardon & Praise: Worship Calmly Considered" Jan./Feb. 1996 Vol. 5 No. 1 Page number(s): 5-10

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