Category: Worship

Relevance and Anti-Relevance

I recently read an article addressing the apparent exodus of young people from churches. Of the ten reasons the author gave one of them stood out as an ironic danger. “The church is ‘Relevant’”. The author rightly ridiculed the attempts of churches to package things as ‘cool’. Truth be told when churches try to be…

Book Review: Singing and making Music

I have read my fair share of books on ‘worship music’ and music in general within the Christian sphere, many of them are written arrogantly, reflect bad scholarship and a weak understanding of music (everyone thinks they are an expert when it comes to music), it is because of these things that ‘Singing and Making…

Did the Sabbath Move to Sunday?

There is a growing discussion these days regarding the day of the Sabbath, I am not sure why this is but part of the reason may be due to the growth of the Jewish roots movement, at the same time Seventh-day Adventists seem to be capitalising on a potential gullibility of an overall biblically illiterate…

Worship: Cognitive and Emotional

There are typically two kinds of churches in people’s minds. One kind loves expository preaching, Bible studies and doctrine. But they have no life, people are generally cold and appear unchanged by good teaching. The second kinds is warm and friendly, and sings passionately. But there is no truth. Scriptures are out of context, and…

Worship #5: Where to From Here?

I promised in my last article to write about the apparent short comings on the ‘Baptist Confession of Faith’s’ section on worship, however, the more I have been looking at it and comparing it to other creeds I feel that I would be making a mountain out of a mole hill. The real issue still…

Worship #3: A Principle to Know

Worship is an intricate and difficult subject to address, hence the huge debate about it. I think it may be helpful at this stage to break it up into its different components before moving forward Worship is made up of three things, the elements, forms and circumstances. Let me explain what I mean by each…

Worship #2: WHY ARE WE WHERE WE ARE?

If you are starting to read this blog now, I encourage you to start on Worship #1, to get the full gist of the development of my thought. Today I wish to consider what I think we are  three major reasons for why we are where we are in worship… and why the subject is…