Friday, February 13, 2009

Christian music and other sins

(by Tony Woodlief of World Magazine)

Recently I told my wife we ought to call a lot of them “me’s,” not “hymns.” I suppose I’m getting more curmudgeonly, such that I cringe upon hearing a congregation warble what sounds dandy when crooned by an individual over the airwaves, but seems corny and too “me-and-Jesus” for corporate worship. My Savior does indeed love, and live, and He is always there for me, but now that I am here with all my brothers and sisters, couldn’t we see our way clear to sing a song that has a little more reverence or community or—God forbid—theology? Perhaps what I’m really seeking is less individuality in an American Church that has been overrun with it.

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