From Evangelicals and the Nicene Faith, ed. Timothy George, a Baker Academic book:
Elizabeth Newman provides some clues as to how a Nicene faith might be lived out, and David Nelson shows how it should shape worship among Evangelicals, for ‘reading the Bible is simply too dangerous to do without the liturgical community’ (page 149). It may, as well, provide an antidote to the current obsession with music, that has crowded out prayer, the reading of Scripture, confession of sin and much beside, that have been the traditional staples of Christian worship. The ‘music wars’ of the church have been fuelled by our current disconnection with the great tradition of doctrinal orthodoxy.
What say you? What is your list of elements of a worship service that need to be present most (or nearly all of) the time? Do you think churches are “spending” too much time on singing?