Modern Worship Attacked and Supported Again

Got this from Perry Noble, pastor at New Spring Church. It was great content that I had to share:

#1 – Is there one particular worship style that can be dictated to everyone?

#2 – What did the early church do before hymns?

#3 – Is it wrong for a song to repeat itself?

#4 – Is it wrong for music to be loud?

#5 – Is innovation right for one generation only?

Great questions, great answers, what do you think?

6 thoughts on “Modern Worship Attacked and Supported Again

  1. Shannon Lewis

    1. No, but whatever it is, you should do it ‘well’, for God’s sake – literally.

    2. Chant, I do believe – it was modal. Some Orthodox still do it, and it has particularly influenced the music of Arvo Part, who I suggest all worship leaders – no, musicians – sorry, HUMANS listen to at length. He’s amazing.

    3. The Psalms repeat themselves, so ‘no’

    4. Loud is relative. What a 70 year old will say is loud, and what a 15 year old thinks is loud are VERY different…I would suggest we try not to do long-term damage to people’s hearing, however.

    5. There’s something in the Bible about “Sing to the Lord a NEW SONG”…sounds like innovation to me.

    😉

  2. James

    Perry’s views have not always aligned with mine in the past (especially the point at which he got pseudo-apologetic about his worship leader going to a Muse gig), but Perry is absolutely 100% right on with his views concerning these five questions.

    I recall sitting in a session with Rick Muchow a couple of months ago where he began to read a top ten list of why new music should not be allowed in churches. It cited things like “it encourages rowdy behaviour in amongst the youth” and “the lyrical content and musical context are often irreverent and irrelevant”. When finished, he said the list was dated 1787 and concerned the use of hymns in church.

    It goes to show that as society changes, so does our form of worship. The point being that our worship should be 100% culturally relevant while remaining doctrinally pure.

    Right on, Perry Noble.

  3. Billy Chia

    #1 – Is there one particular worship style that can be dictated to everyone?

    no.

    #2 – What did the early church do before hymns?

    Hmmm…, I wonder how exactly they did sing the psalms in the time of David?

    “I mean, heck, they didn’t have a book where they could sing hundreds of songs–1st, 2nd and last verse only!”

    I love hymns, but that’s hilarious.

    #3 – Is it wrong for a song to repeat itself?

    no.

    #4 – Is it wrong for music to be loud?

    no.

    #5 – Is innovation right for one generation only?

    no.

    So there ya go. 4 “no’s” and a “hmmm”

  4. mandy

    i loved this article….
    and i just had to remember the israelites, led by the priests, spent days marching around jericho which climaxed by giving a holler so loud that the walls fell down [with a boom!]…
    great stuff.

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