Does worship really need to be exciting? (via The Reformed Reader)

Three things:

In too many churches “exciting” has become a synonym for “entertaining.”

I’ve had exciting worship with voices only and boring worship with praise bands.

If you can’t worship without a praise band (or an organ) you can’t worship with one, either.

Does worship really need to be exciting? I've been reading through Kevin Roose's book The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner's Semester at America's Holiest University.  If you have an interest in learning about evangelicalism and fundamentalism, this book, written by a Brown University student who enrolled at Liberty University for a semester, is a great volume to read.  Informed by George Marsden's more historical Fundamentalism and American Culture, this is a fun and witty memoir of someone … Read More

via The Reformed Reader

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About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
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