Yesterday at Ward Church, I gave a sermon from 1 Corinthians 14 called, “Worship Wars.” The fact that battles over worship go all the way back to the first century is strangely comforting (and maybe a bit disturbing).
I have received a few requests for the article by Stephen Miller that I read at end of the sermon. The article is called, “The Modern Worship Music Wars,” and is a perspective-flipping read. You can find it at here:The Modern Worship Music Wars | RELEVANT Magazine
Here, again, are my recommendations for books on worship:
- Worship is a Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation, by Robert Webber.
- The Air I Breathe: Worship as a Way of Life, by Louie Giglio.
- The Unquenchable Worshipper: Coming Back to the Heart of Worship, by Matt Redman.
- Desiring God, by John Piper.
These titles are all available in the church library for loan.
Lastly, you may be interested in a recent “Leaders in the Know” Podcast in which I interview Ward Church Worship Director, Billy Petty, on what we have learned about worship in the last nine months (since launching our new worship schedule).