"The flesh wants the tangible, the touchable, the physical to assist it and keep it in control."
That’s not the way God relates to His people…He does so through His word all of grace by faith.
Thomas Clay on”cutting the flesh” in worship.
What are some ways that we “cut our flesh”? What are some ways that we try to “produce” God’s presence? In what modern styles do we try to “get God’s attention”? These are things that a Senior Pastor, Elders and the Music Minister must guard against so as to maintain biblical integrity.
Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department 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.