In our post-modern context, where entertainment and overly produced functions are ubiquitous within the culture, churches would do well to maintain the thoughtful, simple, and selfless worship of a people headed for another land. We know our worship will never be perfect this side of glory, but we can and ought to rest content that the worship of God’s people looks different than the worship of the world and its many idols.
Source: Worship Self Denial Simplicity and Context | Place for Truth – Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
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.