Yesterday, my wife and I engaged in an interesting discussion on the posture of worship. Specially, worship through song. Or rather, corporate worship during weekly church gatherings on Sundays. The reason this topic came up was because we were discussing that when I (as a worship leader at my church) invite people to stand and [...]
Music is a powerful thing. Words are a powerful thing. Words and music put together are a powerful thing. When we think about it, we consume words in all sorts of forms...but primarily in the written form, spoken form, and musical form.
What is worship? Can governments restrict worship? Can churches really be shut down? We talk about this and more!
Matthew 19:13-14 NLT - One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him. But Jesus said, "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children."
What is to follow is a response from me to the article, Why Churches Should Ditch The Projector Screens and Bring Back Hymnals that was posted to http://www.thefederalist.com back in June of last year (2019). I have seen this article numerous times before, and had debated on responding, but it seems to have resurfaced again, and so I felt a respectful push back would do the discussion some good. And that is what I intend to do. Please note that this article is not intended to attack traditional churches, or solely support contemporary churches, but to directly address the points made by this author in his article. As a worship leader, I have a deep appreciation for all aspects of church musical worship, so I appreciate and see the value in it all.