Why I’ve Stopped Singing in Your Church

My latest post at Patheos has generated a lot of discussion the last day or two. I thought I would share the link with you today and invite you to join in with your opinion. I value your input.

I reall do want to sing again!

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2 Responses to “Why I’ve Stopped Singing in Your Church”

  1. Greg July 18, 2012 at 4:27 PM #

    I doubt you value any input other than what you agree with or fits your ideology.  I must say that I am all for speaking about ways to worship our Lord with all our whole hearts.  You cross a line when you criticize others for how they may do it.  If it were immoral, you must point that out.  If it is anthropocentric more than theocentric, then correct it.  Our place is to battle our enemy.  The Devil likes to use topics like this to divide us by preferences and opinions.  I think we must be careful at how we treat each other, especially when we generalize our comments with condescension and contempt.  I truly believe that if you come to my church, and of course you would be welcome, you would find that the music always is theologically sound and Biblically accurate and honors and exalts the Trinity and proclaims the life-changing power of the gospel.  Do we play it with a contemporary sound?  Absolutely and without apology.  We have great participation by all.  As a current pastor and shepherd of this flock, we have many who would be considered “seekers”.  We also have many who we would call true followers who are growing and leading these seekers to Christ.  I am sure the use of seekers denotes a theological ideology in your blog post.  I want to encourage you to sing in what ever church you’re in.  Telling people you won’t express and join in praising God doesn’t say much about them now does it?

    • Bill Blankschaen July 20, 2012 at 2:58 PM #

      Greg,

      I was careful not to direct my frustrations at any one particular person or judge their motives. I was addressing broader trends that — clearly — many see in the church today.

      I would welcome you to send a guest post on the topic for consideration. In spite of your pre-judgment of me, I truly do want to help us all get to a better understanding.

      Thanks.