While music in corporate worship should be something that brings joy and comfort to God’s people, facilitates biblical worship of a holy God, and celebrates unity in the body of Christ, it is often notorious for just the opposite. Too often church music can spark conflict, distract from biblical worship, encouraging self-centredness and the idolization of personal preference, and threatening church division. Why is that? How do we move away from (and guard against!) the latter in favour of the former?
Today on the podcast, Andrew and Josiah talk about what role music is supposed to play in the life of a church and, more specifically, in the event of corporate worship. They also discuss how music is often misunderstood, what set of criteria guide Oakridge Bible Chapel in song-selection for Sunday mornings, and why some other “good” songs miss the cut.