Evangelicals, Liturgy, and Confessionalism – Oxymoron or Historical Reality?

March 5, 2009

Over at the Christian History Blog, Chris Armstrong has written an excellent short piece called “Evangelicalism’s Hidden Liturgical and Confessional Past.” In it he notes how some evangelicals today are moving to recover their liturgical and confessional history and that some are very wary of this “re-engagement.” The post helpfully shows how modern evangelicalism clearly comes out of a liturgical and confessional past and how re-engagement with this past could seriously help the movement today.

I for one would love to see more confessionalism in evangelicalism and especially more formal liturgy in our churches. I think we have lost much in the free church movement when we abandonend formal liturgy for a more “haphazard” approach.