Wednesday, April 16, 2008

You Get The Point

“One reason why we Christians argue so much about which hymn to sing, which liturgy to follow, which way to worship is that the commandments teach us to believe that bad liturgy eventually leads to bad ethics. You begin by singing some sappy, sentimental hymn, then you pray some pointless prayer, and the next thing you know you have murdered your best friend.” — Stanley Hauerwas


ScottH said...

Hymn? What's a hymn? Oh! You mean those quaint little ditties that "out of touch" "unhip" old codgers like Luther wrote? Yeah! I think I remember those!

Anonymous said...

Hymns are only sang at revival meetings in word-faith churches and when people are reverencing God(or the pastor). Hmmm...maybe that should tell them something! Start out with God centered songs instead of "me" and "I" stuff and it might not take 6 days to revive the souls of the people. :P