Musical Dynamics And Worship Confusion

Kevin West on the dangers of getting musical dynamics confused with real worship:

The other day I was talking with a friend who said, “My favorite part of worship is when the drums build into an exciting climax.” This is not an unfamiliar statement. I’ve heard similar comments like this before — you may have too. I love my friend and know he loves Jesus, but whenever I hear comments like this concerning worship it vexes my spirit.

Don’t misunderstand me. I love music. I love musical dynamics. In fact, music isn’t musical without dynamics. I believe God made us emotional beings. I believe that to strip ourselves of emotions when we worship God devalues who God created us to be. (Everything in balance of course.)

However, the second we begin to make statements like my friend, we have lost sight of what worship is about and Who it is for.

Kevin lists some questions that we as worship leaders and worshippers need to honestly ask ourselves – and some suggestions on how to fix our eyes where they really belong.

Check out the full post here.

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