Worship Styles: Cultural or Biblical?

I've always believed that our worship styles are founded more on cultural norms than Biblical guidelines. (When I refer to our "style," I don't mean who we worship or for what purpose, but the overall format of the service.) Especially since the Bible only gives us a general outline for a worship gathering.

In light of that, here's an interesting article of quotes about worship from some of our founding fathers.

Craig Groeschel is right--today's contemporary is tomorrow's traditional.


To Be or to Do?

I was praying in the car this morning when I had a revelation: I spend too much time worrying about what I do when I should be concerned about who I be.

Lesson in Theology from Shakespeare #1: to do is not even the question. (Hamlet. . . a Lutheran?)

Then I realized that Paul cares alot about the doing:

"I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. No if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. . . For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me" (Romans 7:16-20).

Hamlet and Paul should really get together for a debate. Until then, I might just have to convert to Shakespearian.