Tuesday, October 9, 2018
When Worship Becomes Entertainment
The ubiquitous culture of consumerism and materialism has seduced many evangelicals into a ministry mode driven by marketing rather than mission. To an ever greater extent, evangelicals are accommodating themselves to moral compromise in the name of lifestyle and choice. Authentic biblical worship is often supplanted by the entertainment culture as issues of performance and taste displace the simplicity and God-centeredness of true worship. Our churches are worldly in lifestyle, worship, and piety. We have seen the worship of God too often made into a human-centered entertainment event.
Al Mohler, Jr. (1996). Cited by Dan Lucarini, Why I Left the Contemporary Christian Music Movement, pg.63