There is a very interesting discussion going on at one of the worship leader websites I'm a part of...it is, IMO, a very telling conversation about some of the basic issues that are damaging so many of our churches. I don't think it's so important to know the entire story behind the discussion, but I would love to discuss some of the "worship fallacies" (actually, some of this discussion will probably involve church leadership as well) that have presented themselves in that conversation. I'll break this down into several posts over the next few days so that each point can have it's own discussion...my goal is to neither attack anyone or to debate with anyone but to have a simple, Biblical and practical discussion.
The first issue I identify comes right out of the title of the thread: "worship cut out of the service for preaching and a solo by the preacher's wife"
This is something that I've blogged about a few times here...the misconception that worship = music and music = worship. Worship is far more than music, both on Sunday mornings and during the rest of the week.
How would you either support or refute the above statement? Using practical and Biblical references are highly appreciated.
BTW, if you're coming to this discussion knowing the details of the situation that has inspired this discussion, I'd ask that you please focus on the topic and not the people...thanks!