No, Our Church Doesn’t Sing New Music to Appeal to Nonbelievers

https://www.flickr.com/photos/armydre2008/3540222831Oh, the worship wars. Just when you think they’re gone for good, they pop up again.

The subject came up again in a conversation where I wasn’t expecting it.

Not wanting to run over this thoroughly-plowed ground again, I sat off to the side of the conversation.

Then one of them said something I hear a lot – that churches are singing newer songs to appeal to nonbelievers. That was followed by “we’re letting the world dictate worship styles for the church,” and then the dreaded head-turn to me. “Why do you think they do that, Karl?”

I felt like Michael Corleone in Godfather III. “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!”

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