You know you’ve entered a temple when disagreement is treated as sacrilege. The animosity directed toward NFL players kneeling at the anthem, protesting police brutality and structural racism, is the sort of acrimony we reserve for infidels…. This response to the kneeling controversy tells us something about the state of […]
This thought struck me today: Do the “worship wars” exist in our churches (and I’m thinking of conservative Evangelicals mostly) because we lack a deep and meaningful theology of art? Do we devalue certain kinds of music or performance because, generally speaking, we devalue the artists among us? I realize that […]
10 Ways Male Privilege Shows Up in the Church | The Junia ProjectThe Junia Project. ^ I appreciated this post because it sets in front of us a difficult question regarding male-female roles in the conservative Church. I fully understand why leadership positions are reserved for men in most Evangelical […]
Want to jump on the bandwagon of bashing modern worship music? This post will make your day…. except not. (Enjoy ALL the hyperlinks.) Annoying Things in Worship Songs – Justin Taylor.
from Desiring the Kingdom: Worship, Worldview and Cultural Formation, by James K. A. Smith: The church often adopts a . . . misguided strategy: while the mall, Victoria’s Secret, and Jerry Bruckheimer are grabbing hold of our gut (kardia) by means of our body and its senses — in stories and […]