TURN IT UP! Some thoughts on worship style…

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Yeah, I am catching up and could not resist sending you to a blog I read daily.  I love to read Perry Noble’s blog, especially his well articulated and energetic post about some common inane things some radio people and "leaders" in the Christian media often say to their shrinking audiences that some of us in worship ministry deal with on a daily basis.  Read and let me know what you think.

HT:  Perry Noble:  “I Don’t See How Someone Can Worship God With A Booming Sound System.”

Any thoughts on this subject?

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

16 comments

  1. Worship is malleable to culture. It has to be, since the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ transcends generational and geographical boundaries. If some guy in Zimbabwe becomes a Christian, we shouldn’t expect him to suddenly be singing to a Gaither-approved worship list. He would want to worship God with a musical style that is most meaningful to him. Sames goes for all of us in this country. I’m not going to change the musical styles that I’m in tune with just because I’m in church.

  2. Worship is malleable to culture. It has to be, since the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ transcends generational and geographical boundaries. If some guy in Zimbabwe becomes a Christian, we shouldn’t expect him to suddenly be singing to a Gaither-approved worship list. He would want to worship God with a musical style that is most meaningful to him. Sames goes for all of us in this country. I’m not going to change the musical styles that I’m in tune with just because I’m in church.

  3. Worship is malleable to culture. It has to be, since the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ transcends generational and geographical boundaries. If some guy in Zimbabwe becomes a Christian, we shouldn’t expect him to suddenly be singing to a Gaither-approved worship list. He would want to worship God with a musical style that is most meaningful to him. Sames goes for all of us in this country. I’m not going to change the musical styles that I’m in tune with just because I’m in church.

  4. Worship is malleable to culture. It has to be, since the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ transcends generational and geographical boundaries. If some guy in Zimbabwe becomes a Christian, we shouldn’t expect him to suddenly be singing to a Gaither-approved worship list. He would want to worship God with a musical style that is most meaningful to him. Sames goes for all of us in this country. I’m not going to change the musical styles that I’m in tune with just because I’m in church.

  5. Wow. After reading the comments from the radio dude, I see how wrong I have been. Forget about all those people who we’ve reached with that booming sound system, and all those people who encounter God weekly at our services. Now that he’s pointed out the error of my ways, our sound system is coming out tomorrow! Oh to find out what it truly means to worship God…I can’t wait!!!
    (Sorry. Sometimes I have the spiritual gift of sarcasm.)

  6. Wow. After reading the comments from the radio dude, I see how wrong I have been. Forget about all those people who we’ve reached with that booming sound system, and all those people who encounter God weekly at our services. Now that he’s pointed out the error of my ways, our sound system is coming out tomorrow! Oh to find out what it truly means to worship God…I can’t wait!!!
    (Sorry. Sometimes I have the spiritual gift of sarcasm.)

  7. Wow. After reading the comments from the radio dude, I see how wrong I have been. Forget about all those people who we’ve reached with that booming sound system, and all those people who encounter God weekly at our services. Now that he’s pointed out the error of my ways, our sound system is coming out tomorrow! Oh to find out what it truly means to worship God…I can’t wait!!!
    (Sorry. Sometimes I have the spiritual gift of sarcasm.)

  8. Wow. After reading the comments from the radio dude, I see how wrong I have been. Forget about all those people who we’ve reached with that booming sound system, and all those people who encounter God weekly at our services. Now that he’s pointed out the error of my ways, our sound system is coming out tomorrow! Oh to find out what it truly means to worship God…I can’t wait!!!
    (Sorry. Sometimes I have the spiritual gift of sarcasm.)

  9. Dude that guy is nuts. I live and am a worship pastor in Connecticut, and you’ve gotta question “traditional wisdom” and the protocol of “how we’ve always done it” when only 5% of students at the University of Connecticut (16,000) undergrads attend church on a weekend. That why our church is shakin’ things up…2 years old, reaching out, growing, and rocking a “booming sound system.”
    Hey, I agree with the guy as long as it aint broke. But if the system’s broke…you’d better be figuring out how to fix it…and rocking out seems to be a decent way of reaching a lot of the younger generation.

  10. Dude that guy is nuts. I live and am a worship pastor in Connecticut, and you’ve gotta question “traditional wisdom” and the protocol of “how we’ve always done it” when only 5% of students at the University of Connecticut (16,000) undergrads attend church on a weekend. That why our church is shakin’ things up…2 years old, reaching out, growing, and rocking a “booming sound system.”
    Hey, I agree with the guy as long as it aint broke. But if the system’s broke…you’d better be figuring out how to fix it…and rocking out seems to be a decent way of reaching a lot of the younger generation.

  11. Dude that guy is nuts. I live and am a worship pastor in Connecticut, and you’ve gotta question “traditional wisdom” and the protocol of “how we’ve always done it” when only 5% of students at the University of Connecticut (16,000) undergrads attend church on a weekend. That why our church is shakin’ things up…2 years old, reaching out, growing, and rocking a “booming sound system.”
    Hey, I agree with the guy as long as it aint broke. But if the system’s broke…you’d better be figuring out how to fix it…and rocking out seems to be a decent way of reaching a lot of the younger generation.

  12. Dude that guy is nuts. I live and am a worship pastor in Connecticut, and you’ve gotta question “traditional wisdom” and the protocol of “how we’ve always done it” when only 5% of students at the University of Connecticut (16,000) undergrads attend church on a weekend. That why our church is shakin’ things up…2 years old, reaching out, growing, and rocking a “booming sound system.”
    Hey, I agree with the guy as long as it aint broke. But if the system’s broke…you’d better be figuring out how to fix it…and rocking out seems to be a decent way of reaching a lot of the younger generation.

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