Lew’s post is about music “in the church” and how that music tends to divide people. Some want traditional (meaning 50-100 year old primarily) songs, while others want contemporary (meaning more modern) songs.
And, if we don’t get our way, we’ll take our pipe organ or electric guitar and go play somewhere else.
It’s true. It seems that music brings out the worst in many Christians.
Here is part of Lew’s post:
Think about it, you’ll hear older people complaining about how the newer music is not reverent enough, not respectful… or they just do not “get it”. And the younger generation wants something more hip and upbeat, traditional hymns just bore them. But for the past 200+ years, we’ve traditionally played music during the Sunday morning meetings. We have to play something, right?
I’m not sure that removing music would help, I’m sure that would divide as well. To be honest, I do not know what is the best answer, it seems like no matter what you do, it will cause disunity among the church.
So, what do you think? What is the problem here? What’s the solution?
(By the way, you’ll notice that I did not use the term “worship.” Worship (true worship) never divides the church.)