This is hilarious:
Contemporary Service blased for being too "traditional"
It is a work of satire, bringing up interesting and humorous issues. One of those issues is: what in the world does "contemporary worship" mean? Is music written in the past 100 years contemporary? It is if you compare it to Gregorian chant. Is music from the 80s contemporary? It is if you compare it to music written at the turn of the 20th century. When is it "contemporary" enough to satisfy our neophilia?
I want to cast my vote for defining contemporary worship as "worship that is happening right now". Thus every church service, every Sunday, every week, is "contemporary". Eastern Orthodox, Catholic, Methodist, charismatic, Vineyard, Taize… it’s all contemporary because it’s all happening right now. Period.
and maybe if it were happening more and enough we wouldn’t have time to think of a name for it. i wonder what that would be like…