These days it is hard not to hear about the challenges facing the church. News of Christian infighting, forced terminations, and worship disputes often dominate church news sites, and it seems we are bombarded by those who tell us that the church’s music is losing all sense of quality. Others tell us that the church’s music is no longer relevant and that some styles are superior while asserting that some music should assume a lesser place in the church’s worship.
At this Thanksgiving season, it seems only appropriate to reflect on what’s right about the church’s music – to express gratitude for what is and for the privilege of serving in this particular time in history. In short, I think it might be helpful to talk about why this is a good time to be a music and worship leader.