Winning the Worship Wars.
My current church is going through some changes and the leaders are wrestling with the worship wars. You may know this as the hymn v praise chorus or drums v organ debate. Pastor introduced his thoughts on this especially verses from Psalm 150 where the Psalmist outlines all the different instruments to uplift God on high.
Then he gave his paradigm on how any type of music should be selected for worship services:
- Is the song theologically precise?
- Is the song singable?
- Does the music compliment the text?
- Is it logically coherent ?
- Is the song god centered and gospel focused?
Adapted from Zach Hicks.
What criteria do you use to select the music you use in church or youth group?