It is noted that increased use of responses in the Reformed Church has been accompanied by a more priestly approach on the part of ministers. An analysis is offered of responsive material according to the variety of language noted by John Macquarrie. This includes picture language, as advanced by Wittgenstein. Responses should be more than technical participation but must be integrated with the whole act of prayer.
Congregational responses: a philosophical overview
Volume 01 Spring 1982, p4