When I was a teenager and hymnals began to collect dust as overhead projectors took over I welcomed it as an opportunity to get with the times. Computers were taking over the world, and I had heard of AOL and the Internet—the world seemed like it was ready to ditch the book and go electronic…
Yet I am no longer a fan of projectors. I want to get rid of them.
…I used to generally agree with the whole argument that disparaged contemporary worship songs as individualistic and fluffy, about as nourishing as a twinkie. I still agree with that argument when it comes to certain contemporary songs, but for the most part I think that blaming the song, or the band, or the words is not going far enough. Blame the whole presentation. Blame the projector.
How does your congregation “consume” music in the worship service? A song at a time, or a line at a time, and which one impacts them for better or worse?