WMB 5.0 — How does expressiveness fight against legalism in our liturgy is where I am going today in this WMB post. This is part of a series here MYTH: Loud, expressive, extravagant, joyful worship is not as holy as quiet, still and austere worship. Of course the goal is not to enjoy your expression of worship, or to reach a certain decibel level. The goal is to offer our lives, and in the context of liturgy, our communal life as a church. What happens in a church is a person who has some tattoos walks in, and begins “feeling” it while some of the staid-suburban-Dockers-wearing-Christian-veterans in the pews begin to feel something else–resentment.