Wednesday, March 22, 2017
This blogger expresses my views quite well in this article entitled, "Why I Didn't Sing When I Visited Your Church."
Whether it is Contemporary, Southern Gospel, or Hymns; if I can't hear the words being sung because the instrumentation is so loud, then I simply don't consider it worship. Sometimes I feel like I'm being whipped into a frenzy by religious cheer leaders desiring me to cheer the team across the goal line.
Excitement should be an integral part of any worship service, and many services are totally lacking in any sense of anticipation of God doing something. But easy to sing, well known songs, enhance a service. I don't mean to imply that "new" music should not be introduced, it should. However, the preponderance of worship music should be music that almost anyone coming into the service could participate in.
Please take a few moments and read this article by Tim Challis. I really appreciate Susie Fairchild Lott pointing me to this article.