I love worship music. I love it so much that I have spent a lot of my life learning about it, listening to it, singing it, leading it.
However, I often wonder if our discussions about worship are focused way too much on music: on what is popular, what techniques we need to lead it, what technology we need to support it.
This worry is not style-driven. This is an equal-opportunity temptation for people who love both pipe organs and praise bands.
So I wonder what would happen if each of us would take the energy we devote to finding and rehearsing music and instead focus that energy on public Bible reading and public prayer.
More radically, I wonder what would happen if we would have a worship service without music at all. This “fast” from music may help us make sure that we aren’t worshiping music, but truly are worshiping God through music.