Paul Westermeyer on Church Music

Professor Westermeyer at the Luther Seminary argues that music drawn from the popular culture, designed for emotional manipulation, can be divisive and unsettling for congregations. He pushes instead for a plain singing of the Word. Though his priorities are more community-centric than anyone working in the Roman Rite should be, Catholics will recognize many of the features he speaks about within the Lutheran context.

Thank you Kathy Pluth.