Thanks to Bugs for leading me to this very interesting site: MereComments. It is a feature of Touchstone Magazine online. Bugs, back on Bunnie's blog, had mentioned this site as a place where evangelicals critique themselves. On this site, I found the following very interesting and encouraging post, "Younger worshipper drawn to traditional service." That 17 year old's journey sure sounded familiar to me. Victor Li writes:
I find that the service: the hymns and anthems sung, do provide a lot more depth for reflection and meditation. I enjoy the music, and I enjoy the theology. I enjoy being able to hear myself sing, and not being subject to worship leaders who take themselves too seriously, and imagine themselves as pop stars.
While there, check out "Boomers, Not Their Kids, Driving “Contemporary” Worship Trends", too.
What a find! Thanks, Bugs. As I keep finding more and more and more people like Victor who have traveled the same path as I, it just encourages be to speak up.