How the Church Exchanged Worshiping God For Cheap Emotional Thrills

Now that is a provocative title, but it isn’t original to me.  It is the perspective of someone who has led contemporary worship for nearly thirty years. What is the issue?  The evangelical church has made worship all about having a “religious experience.”  The lighting, the use of images on a screen, the use of smoke machines (or not), the songs themselves, and the way sermons are crafted are all about setting an appropriate...

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