Monday, August 12, 2013


Understanding Worship

Ron Edmondson om "10 Signs You May Not Understand Worship":
 The volume or tempo of the music determines whether you think it’s a worship song. A slight change in the order of the service makes you think they’ve harmed “worship”.
You think raising hands or not raising hands determines the depth of a person’s worship.
You believe the “proper” length of a “worship” service is dictated by your lunch schedule.
You think worship has to be in a service or part of a programmed event.
Certain instruments keep you from thinking worship is possible.
You think worship is confined to a certain place or a certain time.
The clothes you wear determines the quality of worship…for you AND others.
You think worship always involves music.
Your attempt to worship has more to do with a personal preference than the subject of worship.

In one sense there is nothing there I have not said here, in one way or another about a thousand times. But seeing it encapsulated like that drives a certain point home to me. We have got to get our terms and meanings and purposes right or we will never reach an accord. Every point he makes means people are defining "worship" in some unique fashion.

I'd give my right arm to have a discussion that began with defining words and then stuck with that definition - just once.


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