It’s with some befuddlement that I have responded in each occasion that “Yes” – as a matter of fact I have gone to great lengths to make sure of that…but in “balance and blend” I was understanding that to mean a balance of style – you know…hymn and more “contemporary” praise songs. Fast and slow songs.
…but it quickly became apparent that there was another variable in the mix that I didn’t understand….
Meaning, “balance and blend” to some folks includes familiarity – songs they know by heart. (Or just about…)
So, for example yesterday we did 6 songs – 2 of them were from the hymnal and 1 was a “modern” hymn – but I was approached because they weren’t “familiar” and thus the service wasn’t “balanced and blended”?
Anyone else see “familiarity” in the mix of definition of “Balance” and “Blend?”