Rev. Harlan Limpert commented in an article in UU World
What we know is there is a real desire and need for what we offer, but we have to offer it in a way that’s accessible to people.
This is a (probably unintentional) restatement of the reasons behind contemporary worship styles. I quote it here because it confirms my previously held opinion. [insert smiley icon here] (Your results may vary.)
Was it only coincidence that the comment was embedded in an article about the second year of declining membership in our congregations? I think not, but Rev. Limpert has not spoken on this exact question yet. Anyway, I offer it here in hopes that it will spark thought and consideration.