Why Do We Sing in Worship?
This is a sermon I preached yesterday in our church on the purpose of music in worship. This is probably the sermon I most commonly preach when I’m asked to speak in other churches, and it provides the most succinct summary of my philosophy of worship and music. It is also a chapter in Sound Worship.
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.