“What would Jesus have you do?” by Marsha West

According to Marsha West, “No question, we are a culture that loves to be entertained. Even churches have caught on to the public’s desire for 24/7 entertainment. As a consequence, a large number of evangelical churches are now driven by a need to fulfill this desire in their congregants. And what better way to pack the house in ginormous auditoriums than to offer a 90 minute stage show enhanced with state-of-the-art sound, lighting and video systems. Lights, camera, action!”

Here is the link to the rest of Marsha West’s excellent article: http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/mwest

Published in: on July 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Did you know about the “Worship Song Ratings” site?

Wow! This is part of the Deception_in_the_Church Website. According to the Worship Song Ratings page:

“This Worship Song Ratings page is here to help churches, pastors and worship leaders in choosing music for their churches.  The ratings on this page are based solely on the lyrics of the songs we have rated, not the music.  Music is a subjective thing for most people and hard to rate for everyone.  But the lyrical content can be rated as to how well it upholds Biblical teachings … or not.”

Here is the link: http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/worshipsongratings.html

Published in: on February 17, 2012 at 4:28 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Marsha West: Sad state of Christian music

“I’m simply pointing out that Christians should pay attention to the words they are singing because a believer’s sole aim is to glorify God,” writes Marsha West.  “Words matter! Even the words you sing must be Christ-centered not man-centered. Songs that contain lyrics taken verbatim from Scripture are most likely Christ-centered.” 

Marsha West, long one of my favorite writers, has some thought-provoking comments on the state of the Christian music we hear and play today. By the way, any article by West is probably going to make you think. Or wince. Or reconsider your position.

LINK: http://newswithviews.com/West/marsha185.htm

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