We were discussing the Reggie McNeal book "The Present Future: Six Tough Questions for the Church". We talked about some of the things that created the so called "Worship Wars" within churches. These include things like:
- Worship styles... Contemporary vs Traditional
- Sticking to denominational identities, even when there is baggage associated with it.
- Unwillingness to become more specific in your ministry (i.e. Do you have a teen service with different style than your regular service? What about services for those that do not like contemporary sounds or services).
In their "Wired For Worship" series at National Community Church, Mark Batterson states that "You can't Not worship". Mark defines worship as "Giving credit where credit is due. Sin (fill in the blank) is giving credit to anyone besides God for anything". Is your god the building you meet in? Your family? Your job? Your worship style?