Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Temporary “Contemporary” Worship

This is a very good article on worship and the Church. We sometimes forget that worship should be a state of being (ontological) for the Christian (something we do all the time, that is a part of who I am). Further, modern worship should always be evolving because our culture is constantly changing. The message stays the same, but how we present it changes.

Recently we were speaking at a large conference on worship, and the speaker that preceded us made a statement that really caught our attention. He said the Church has spent much time, effort and energy creating “contemporary” worship services, but has missed the purpose of contemporary completely by accidentally creating new forms of “traditional” worship. He concluded with these words: “Think about it, folks. The root of contemporary is temporary.” Read More.

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