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Are We Headed For A Crash? Reflections On The Current State of Evangelical Worship

May 22, 2014

A very insightful comment on worship, which should focus on God, not on worship leaders… So I just wanted to share it with my readers!

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1 Last week I spent a couple of days attending the National Worship Leader Conference , hosted by Worship Leader Magazine , featuring many well-known speakers and worship leaders. The conference was held about 15 minutes down the road from me, so it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I’m glad I went.

I met some new people, heard some thought-provoking teaching, enjoyed some good meals and conversations with worship leader friends, and experienced in-person some of the modern worship trends that are becoming the norm in evangelicalism. It was eye-opening in many ways.

Over the last few days I’ve been processing some of what I saw and heard.

Worship Leader Magazine does a fantastic job of putting on a worship conference that will expose the attendees to a wide variety of resources, techniques, workshops, songs, new artists, approaches, teachings, and perspectives. I thought of Mark Twain’s famous quote…

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2 Comments
  1. Wow. Talk about giving yourselves over to the culture.

  2. And how do you worship without giving yourself over to some culture or other? Nothing in life is untouched by human culture; Victorian hymns or Gregorian chants are just as much influenced by the culture of their day as modern worship music. I think God wants us to redeem our culture, not try and live as if we belonged to another one…

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