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Praise Team or Worship Team?

A friend of mine once commented with some wit about the recovery of liturgical lament. Dryly he asked, "Does this mean that churches will begin forming Lament Teams?" I smiled as I considered the implications: a team clothed with sackcloth and ashes, moaning and wailing "How Long, O Lord" as the repeated refrain. But at the same time I heard in my friend's humor another question. Why do some churches call their worship leaders a "Praise Team?" Typically other kinds…
Paul Ryan
June 1, 2006