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The heresy of worshiptainment


You may agree or disagree with this article, but there are some very worthwhile points to consider here. My own feeling is that some churches do pay too much attention to the entertainment aspect, with all the attending bells and whistles. Simple, unaffected, praise and worship can be a beautiful expression of our love for God, and acceptable worship from our hearts, without being a distraction. Special events do draw people, but the focus needs to be in the right place.
This is a good read…..

Mike Livingstone

The great heresy of the church today is that we think we’re in the entertainment business. A.W. Tozer believed this to be true back in the 1950s and 60s. Church members “want to be entertained while they are edified.” He said that in 1962. Tozer grieved, even then, that it was “scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction was God.”*

More recently, David Platt has asked: “What if we take away the cool music and the cushioned chairs? What if the screens are gone and the stage is no longer decorated? What if the air conditioning is off and the comforts are removed? Would His Word still be enough for his people to come together?” (Radical)

Would it be enough?

Tozer got it right: “Heresy of method may be as deadly as heresy of message.”

HALLOWEDNESS, NOT SHALLOWNESS

Like Tozer, we…

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