Three Big Reasons to Sing in Church


Southwest Christian Conference

Southwest Christian Conference

Hey guys, this week I wanted to repost an article by Jonathan Storment (teaching minister for the Highland Church of Christ) about worship.  Here are a few of his points…

A few years ago, I saw one of the funniest and disturbing things on the internet. Someone had put together a collection of different reviews of all the wonders of the world, places like the Grand Canyon, the Pyramids of Egypt, and Niagara Falls, and the reviews all had one thing in common.  They were all written by people who gave these majestic wonders only 1 star.  As in 1 out of 5 stars…

Jonathan goes on to describe the ho-hum attitude toward these wonders of the world based on customer service, quality of the bathrooms, one guy said the Grand Canyon was just a hole in the ground, basically a consumer mentality.  (Ever sense that mentality in your congregation?)…

…These are people who are standing in front of some of the most mysterious breathtaking wonders that we know about. They are standing in front of things that when people first discovered them they were speechless. Imagine the first time a Native American stumbled across the Grand Canyon, imagine the amount of wonder and awe that they would’ve had… 

I also believe this is happening in the way American Christians are approaching worship. I think we need to start reconsidering why we worship, and also why we don’t.

[Please click here for the rest of the article, about how 1. Worship is for God, 2. Worship Makes us Honest, and 3. Worship Changes our Hearts…]

Good stuff!


2 Comments on “Three Big Reasons to Sing in Church”

  1. Lynne says:

    I would love to read the rest of this article, but the link comes up as a 403 error.

    • jbriancraig says:

      Hmmn, looks like Jonathan’s site is down (the author of the article) – I’ll look into it, and fix the post if I can find it.

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