"... but maybe we are taking something special out of this connection with God by mimicking other areas of entertainment. Have we come together to be entertained, to be part in some godly Rock Show? Often times this is what it feels like. The worship band seems more in focus than God.

I have made a point of interviewing lots of twentysomethings and asking them for honest feedback regarding all things worship. I have been surprised and challenged by their responses. This type of service might please some, but others are less than satisfied. Rather than feeling accepted into this crowd, newcomers feel intimidated and separated. Skillful musicians and singers do the worship, but the performance and light show can be distracting. Though they are greeted at the door, it's easy to feel that the person in front of you is just playing a part, obviously not that interested in you as a person...

What is lacking here? What makes the atmosophere so easy to play with, but so lacking in meaning?"

Artikel erschienen in: "Aufatmen" 3/2008, S. 17-21

What if God doesn't 'show up' in our worship? Can we beckon him by playing louder, singing longer, dancing faster? Sally Morgenthaler offers some guidelines.

What if God doesn't 'show up' in our worship? Can we beckon him by playing louder, singing longer, dancing faster? Sally Morgenthaler offers some guidelines

   
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