Worship Music

Church music landscape rearranged as big publishers close

"When it announced last month it was shutting down, Brentwood Benson became the latest in a line of major church music publishers closing their doors. Last year saw the bankruptcy of Lorenz Corp., which had purchased choral giant Word Music in 2017. Then a few months ago, Lifeway released its last box of new choral offerings for churches." - BPNews

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“How are the lyrics of our worship music forming us?”

"It matters whether those who lead us in song see their task as creating a mood or a memory. If primarily a mood, lyrics can take a back seat .... If primarily a memory, the lyrics are critically important. Like the Psalms, they should be able to stand on their own, combined with music or not." - CToday

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“In most churches today, the worship time has become a concert.”

"So the question becomes – in spite of today’s worship music often being meaningful, well done and engaging, what have we lost when a few hundred members of the congregation stand there watching 5 or 6 members of the worship team do all the singing?" - Phil Cooke

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‘Theology Matters’—Why One Worship Leader Can No Longer Support Hillsong, Elevation, Bethel

“Theology matters,” Morgan writes. “I can’t even stress that enough. It matters if a song is weak in theology and is not accurately displaying the Holiness of our God. It matters if churches are spreading a prosperity Gospel that is different from the Gospel found in Scripture." - C.Leaders

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