Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Reforming Modern Worship

Jonathan Aigner has written a good piece: “95 Theses for the Modern Church’s Door.”  As the title suggests, he mimics Martin Luther’s theses as debate points to address the abuses brought into the Church through modern worship.  These points are not for the faint of heart.  I found the following points particularly scathing but accurate:
  1. Just as pornography creates attraction through empty promises of fulfillment, so does commercial worship, especially through the music of the worship industry.
  2. The fulfillment is never found in the art itself, but in the truth the art represents.
  3. Such pornographic worship is fundamentally idolatry.
  4. Worship that seeks personal fulfillment, release, or refreshment is a masturbatory act.
Yes, he went there—and rightfully so.

Read the points Aigner makes, and as you do, consider not how megachurches compare but how your own local assembly compares.

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