Friday Worship Quote: Simon Chan on the Purpose of Music in Worship

Friday Worship Quote: Simon Chan on the Purpose of Music in Worship January 25, 2019

“If music is to fulfill its intended purpose in worship, it has to be understood as an important medium through which the various components of worship retell the Christian story. If singing fails to communicate the church’s metanarrative or to reinforce the church’s basic identity as the covenant people of God, then worship has fallen short of being a ‘divine office.’ The real reason we worship is that we are a people shaped by the Christian story. If this is so, can we simply entrust our worship to worship leaders who have no such understanding?” – Simon Chan, Liturgical Theology: The Church as Worshiping Community

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