The Gottesdienst blog relays a solicitation for players and a sound board operator for a "chapel band" that will perform at the Chapel of Saints Timothy and Titus on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
The announcement reads as follows:
What is the context of a seminary?
Praise bands are generally touted as a tool to attract people to worship. A necessity to be attracted to worship isn't even in our theology. We worship because God has commanded us to and also to receive the gifts that God has promised us in Word and Sacrament. If seminarians and professors need to be attracted to worship, something is dreadfully wrong.
It is simply incorrect to use a label of 'contextual' and to imply that other types of worship are not contextual. All worship has context. The issues at hand are, "Which contexts are you applying?" and "What are you confessing with those contexts?"