Prof. Michael F. Bird has written a thought provoking piece on his blog Euangelion over at Patheos, entitled, "Is Nothing Sacred? The Contemporary Practice of Revising Hymns."
He asks us to consider a few things:
- What is the practice of hymn revision doing to our understanding of Christian history?
- If historical forgetfulness became a norm, what would that do to our practice of theology?
It's a good read.