The landscape of Christian worship music has changed a lot over the last several decades. While many prefer contemporary music, some still enjoy the traditional hymns. No matter the form, there are rich elements and unique contributions in both approaches to worship music. While style is not of ultimate importance, the themes present in lyrics are worth examining, as the object of our worship is God himself, and our worship must be pleasing to him. Christian worship should seek to bring us into a formative encounter with the Holy Trinity, and to ensure that this happens, we ought to occasionally reflect on the faithfulness of our worship to biblical revelation.
In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Lester Ruth offers some provocative advice for the church as we reflect on the nature of worship.