Worship Music

Morality and Music

"Music today has been reduced to a performance.   We listen to someone else sing.  We can go to concerts, download music, or stream it via the internet.  If we sing ourselves, we emulate the performers, whether in the shower or in a karaoke bar.  Even music education, it seems to me, has become oriented to training professional performers, as opposed to making music for personal or corporate expression." - Veith

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Barna: Christian Millennials Are Most Likely Generation to Lean Toward Charismatic Worship

"When compared to other generations, Elders are the most likely to choose hymns (66% vs. 45% Boomers, 32% Gen X, 19% Millennials) and a traditional style (62% vs. 51% Boomers, 39% Gen X, 38% Millennials) for worship services. ... Millennials gravitate toward lively (30% vs. 21% Gen X, 23% Boomers, 15% Elders) and charismatic worship, (18% vs. 13% Gen X, 10% Boomers, 9% Elders), but also show greater openness than older adults toward a more contemplative form." - Barna

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Singing Is Essential

"In this, I am glad I do not live in California.  I know many California churches are meeting and singing outside in order to be compliant.  For us, it is our desire to be safe and responsible in worship. We have created distanced seating and limited occupancy.  We have cut back on the amount of singing we do, but we cannot stop singing." - T&D

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“In many ways, it is not so much what is present in, but what is absent from this kind of worship that is most telling.”

"...let’s commit together to make an enduring impact on the history of church music by continually developing ourselves. Steward the gift. God, the giver of good gifts, has given us time and opportunity. Let’s not waste it." - P&D

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An Actual Millennial Responds to Church Efforts to Attract Millennials

"John [Ehrett] takes up each of the 10 points the consultant raises. The essay defies excerpting, so I will simply quote the beginning of the post... After that, I’ll quote another millennial and former student cited by John on what this generation is really yearning for." - Gene Veith

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Turning Up the Volume: Joyful Noise or Noise Ordinance Violation?

"Neighbors in the Charlotte, North Carolina, Ballantyne neighborhood have repeatedly complained about noise from Elevation Church continuing as late as 10 p.m. And between December 2018 and November 2019, police in Seminole County, Florida, received 222 complaints against Action Church for noise issues." - CToday

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