Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Congregation United in Song

John Piper on the importance of corporate singing.

I agree wholeheartedly. I have heard him say this part before:
Thirteen years ago we asked: What should be the defining sound of corporate worship at Bethlehem, besides the voice of biblical preaching?

We meant: Should it be pipe organ, piano, guitar, drums, choir, worship team, orchestra, etc. The answer we gave was “The people of Bethlehem singing.”

That has been so helpful to me as we've navigated the worship-style-waters here at Lanse Free Church.

What's important? That the congregation unites in song.

Read the whole thing.