Travis Penn says that there is a line between real worship and a show.
Welcome to the Worship Circus. We have the greatest show on earth, or at least a better one than the church down the road.
How does this make you feel?
The problem with this statement is that if you are part of a well programmed, highly visionary, talented church you take offense when someone criticizes all of the effort you have put into doing something well/excellent for your Lord.
And when you are a small church with a lousy praise team (if you have one at all), and Sunday after Sunday of slightly controlled chaos, you’re offended by the shallowness of people who leave your congregation for what you call the greatest show in town. After all, you’re doing the best you can with what you have. How will you ever get better if everyone keeps leaving for something else?
Isn’t it good to do things well? And yet, isn’t it superficial to leave one church and go to another because the music is better on Sunday morning?