What Kind of Music?
Featuring Bob Kauflin Posted on April 11, 2010
God obviously wants us to worship him with music, but he hasn't given us as many details as we'd often like to know. Scripture doesn't come with an accompanying soundtrack. So we aren't sure what music from Bible times actually sounded like. Middle-Eastern folk music probably comes close, but I don't know any church—at least in America—that uses that style.
Some of the questions Scripture doesn't address include: How much music is too much? Should songs be passed down through the years, orshould each generation write its own? Should our music be universal or more culturally localized? Should songs be liturgical or free-form? Should the singing be spread throughout our time together or happen all at once?
You might have a few questions of your own.
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