Asking Tough Worship Music Questions


It is my strong belief that worship is one of the church’s greatest dividing lines – and I genuinely feel that it is so because it is one of the most important aspects of our Christian life, and therefore Satan targets it directly, profusely, and without ceasing. He increases the passion of those who dislike “modern music” and squashes the concerns of those who want reverent and Biblical lyrics. He encourages the ignorant and condemns the wise; He preys on the apathy of the uninclined and enlarges the fear of the passionate few.

Yet, the Bible is undaunted in its call: “Come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him.” (Psalm 95:1-2)

God’s Scriptures are all we should need to quell human-made fires in the church today, but instead of just one point of view, I wanted to reach out and learn from a number of worship leaders around the world, and have them teach us, through answering a few questions. These questions are intended to be a little blunt and contentious, but do not reflect any one view of what worship can or should be.