Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Opus 2023-205: Standing Up for the Band

I must run in very restricted circles.  I have yet to find anyone who enjoys what churches are calling “contemporary worship”.  Of course I have not talked to anyone in a praise band.

The thought I had one morning was wondering if anyone would be able to recognize these songs if you just played the melody without the accompaniment.  They tend to be so monotonous, repetitive and unimaginative that I would fall asleep if I wasn’t expected to stand.  Maybe that is why contemporary worship has the congregation stand through all the singing.  I guess it also gives the various musicians a chance to show the licks they learned this week.

Call me a cynic but don’t play me your music while you do it.  I might get violent.

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