This chorus (written as a parody) reflects how many people approach worship today:
Oh, I’m thinking of me praising Jesus,
and loving the feeling I feel.
When I think of his touch
I am feeling so much
that tomorrow I’ll praise him for real.
Brian Wren, 1998 Praise Partners Publications.
Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is director of doctoral worship studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.