I’m a 17 year old who grew up in a traditional church that went contemporary. I changed churches a while ago, and am now going to a traditional church again. I find that the service: the hymns and anthems sung, do provide a lot more depth for reflection and meditation. I enjoy the music, and I enjoy the theology. I enjoy being able to hear myself sing, and not being subject to worship leaders who take themselves too seriously, and imagine themselves as pop stars. Although I will admit that there are many youth who do prefer and do want contemporary services, I find that too often these youth treat contemporary services as a platform for their self-promotion, and if I were to exaggerate, a sanctified version of American Idol. For too many youth, contemporary youth services have become the status quo, they accept and like contemporary services because they do not know the alternative. Traditional services are what their parents and the adults tell them: boring, lifeless, dull, and abandoned by the Holy Spirit. But there are an increasing minority of youth, people, who like me, are turning back to the past, and migrating back to the traditional churches, in search of deeper meaning. It is not us youth who are driving the “contemporary” trend. It is our parents.