When I wrote this quick blog post on,

The Subpar Community Idol

I had yet to read this piece on worship: “A Revolution in Worship.” Worship, or more specifically music at the Sunday service, is one of the primary pieces of consumer Christianity. I wrote about that topic in:

Where’s the Depth in Christian Worship? 5 Problems & 6 ideas for deeper

I also lost a few friends over it. Then I posted this question:

Can We Pursue Localized Liturgy in Worship?

Followed by this thought added later:

Two Crucial Pieces Missing in Worship (music)

Here’s the thing, (you can read more in Karina’s post): we know what worship is, but we intentionally choose not to pursue it because it’s too hard.

From the Revolution in Worship article:

True worship looks like freeing the imprisoned, feeding the hungry, and caring for the poor

and

We have fixated on the form of our worship, rather than on how the form can be used by God to change us at the heart level and then, ultimately, how God can use our worship for the benefit of our relationships, our communities, and the world.

Whoa. But so what? What will we do about this assessment?

Although I would say ‘whole’ rather than ‘true’, Brandon Andress is right,

we fixate so much on the actual form of worship in the church that we miss the sacrificial nature inherent in true worship.

He meanders thru some good questions and ultimately lands on the same one I’d ask, “what are you going to do about it?”

The answer? Probably nothing. Caring for the poor is hard. Singing 10 Bethel/Hillsong songs Sunday morning is fun. But I can guarantee you nothing will change if the central gathering point (the service) doesn’t begin to incorporate more than the sermon and music week in and week out.