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Michael Spencer has recently moved his active bloging from InternetMonk.com to Jesus Shaped Spirituality and has begun blogging in the new location. He's got a great post today titled The Intentional Jesus Visits Your 40 Minute Worship Music Set. I love the way he puts this:

I don’t think anything like today’s music dominated evangelical worship service is remotely on Jesus’ menu for creating disciples. I think we’ve badly missed the boat on that one and the kind of disciples the American church is producing shows that we’re producing passive consumers of church culture, not Kingdom agents living out their faith in the Gospel of the King.

Now, what we’ll experience at this point in our flight is the turbulence caused by that moment when bunches of you say “Yes, but….” at the same time.

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The whole essay is really good food for thought. I wonder if I should point it out to the Praise & Worship Team at church....

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naqerj
May. 27th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
For centuries, most Christians everywhere have all worshiped God with liturgy. It really is only a historically and geographically anomalous minority who have done something radically different. It's worth noting.
prester_scott
May. 27th, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
Let me float another big one past you, for the benefit of "Praise & Worship Teams" et al., everywhere...

Why should worship and evangelism both be equal priority purposes of the same service?
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