I have had the great pleasure of being reintroduced to the Psalms in the last several years.
The more I devote myself to them, the more I wonder:
“WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE!”
I say this as a son of the church, as a Sunday School trainee, and as someone who has led worship in several ministry contexts. I don’t think that we should avoid writing new music for church. But how did we ever get to think it was okay to conduct worship without any conscious Psalm-singing?
I am not saying that everyone’s service needs to be changed over to all Psalms, or that we have to all be ready this Sunday. I just think we need as a Christian culture to recognize that we have a whole hymn book free with every Bible.
Please contribute thoughts. Here are questions to answer:
1) How will we get there?
2) What will it change?
3) How will it encourage us?
4) How will it confront us?