Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Matter of Movies and Music

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Recalling my last post, this is a brief continuation in the issue of choosing what you see and hear carefully.

You got the movie review in the last post, in this post, we're going to look at music. In particular, the music we sing in church. It's interesting that normal people like you and i, who usually are extremely picky and choosy when it comes to everyday "secular" music, seem to be so lax when it comes to the songs we sing in service.

Of late, i've noticed that some of the songs i've been singing for years in the church have the WORST words you could possibly sing. They either:
  • have nothing in there that's Biblically supported;
  • or are all to do with the I, me, we.
I'm not sure of where exactly to draw the line here yet, but i believe that the same rules that applied to movies apply to music as well and we should be concerned for excellence in songs too. Perhaps it all comes from unsupported ideas about "worship", and when i say worship, i don't mean singing songs.

Some articles written by Bob Kauflin, a skilled musician with over 25 years of experience as a worship leader, pastor, and worship song writer. In these articles from his site Worship Matters, he's written about Defining Worship:
Also, some good questions posed by Greg Gilbert to get you thinking seriously about worship, the whole worship and nothing but true worship, and a final article called "Why Worship is a No no", taken from the Garage Hymnal blog.

So think about what you sing.


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