Tag Archives: Bob Kauflin

What is influencing fundamentalist worship today?

As I consider the landscape of fundamentalism today,1 some characteristics of its worship encourage me, while others concern me. The primary influences on modern fundamentalist worship reveal the reasons for this mixed assessment. Three Influences Shaping Worship Today In my estimation, three sources have influenced modern fundamentalist worship most: 1.John Piper 2.Wayne Grudem 3.Sovereign Grace… Continue Reading

Externalism

Externalism is a sneaky error in which we insist that the outward appearance reveals the heart. Or, another way of saying it is that inward, heart realities will show themselves outwardly. Conservatives are often charged with externalism by progressives. The progressives claim (sometimes rightly) that conservatives place too much emphasis on outward appearance, forms, rituals, duties, and traditions… Continue Reading

"We want clearly discernible affection and expression."

This from C.J. Mahaney in a discussion at the recent WorshipGod conference, talking about what he would see as an important qualification for someone to serve on a praise team. This one sentiment illustrates a crucial difference in understanding about the nature of religious affections. It illustrates well points I have been making recently about… Continue Reading

The Sovereign Grace/Getty Music Question

The Sovereign Grace/Getty Music Question

Just about everywhere I go, I am asked for my thoughts and opinions about using songs produced by Sovereign Grace Ministries, Stuart Townend, and/or Keith and Kristyn Getty. (Songs written by these writers are often closely associated, in large part because Sovereign Grace Ministries has an influential music publishing arm that also promotes Townend/Getty songs.… Continue Reading

Correcting Categories, Part 9 – the Church Today

Correcting Categories, Part 9 – the Church Today

Today, the influences of Modernism, Revivalism, and Charismaticism in the Church’s understanding of the purpose and function of music in worship cannot be overestimated. First, because of Modernism, most Christian fail to understand the nature of emotion in human spirituality and worship. Most Christians see no fundamental distinction between a response of the affections and… Continue Reading

Spontaneous, Prophetic Songs

Spontaneous, Prophetic Songs

Bob Kauflin posts some of the music from the Sovereign Grace New Attitude conference as well as two “spontaneous songs,” which he says are “prophetic impressions that express God’s heart for an individual, a group of people, or a specific situation.” Continue Reading