Mix music, images, and words. Stir the brain gently. Let simmer. Eat while hot.
A cross post of an article by Joe Camenet, follow the link at the end.
I’ve been doing some thinking lately. About ministry, my walk with God, and more specifically, about my relationship with this thing called worship. If I’m being completely honest… as a writer, and an all-out music lover, worship can so easily become something I never intended.
There’s only one way to phrase it. For me, and many others that I personally know or have observed, there is a gravitational pole towards something I would call the “idol of worship.” No, not idol worship… That’s a little more overt.
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A cross post of an article by Bob Kauflin... follow the link at the end.
Specifically, I haven’t learned anything from Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) about leading congregational worship that I didn’t learn first in Scripture. But in his day, Aristotle sought to help speakers be more persuasive by identifying three crucial areas to keep in mind. He called them logos, ethos, and pathos.
Briefly, logos is seeking to persuade through truth. Aristotle was concerned that the speakers of his day, the sophists, focused too much on flowery language and not enough on actual content.
Ethos has to do with the character of the person speaking. Aristotle recognized that listeners tend to be influenced most by people whose character they trust.
Pathos refers to the ability to stir the emotions of your listeners. Important truths are often presented with no apparent response in the hearer. Airline attendants experience that every time they review the flight safety procedures before takeoff.
When I lead people to worship God in song, I’m seeking to ...
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... we send back music. The attitude of the people in the video below is something to think about in our worship. We take the trash of our mixed motivations and our imperfect abilities to give expression back to God.
The inadequacy of our abilities in no way lessens the heart gift to God.
The entries here are simply pointers to interesting resources around worship ... read and be educated!