Music is the nuclear reactor of congregational worship. It is where much of the radioactive material is stored, where a good bit of the energy is generated and, alas, where congregational melt down is most likely to occur.
-Thomas Long, Can’t Wait for Sunday, Page 119
I don’t think there is one element of a church that could be more divisive, or unifying.
We get emotional about the things we care about – love of family, patriotism, death, victory, and sports. is it any wonder that humans would get emotional about their religion?
-the wonder of worship, keith drury, page one hundred-fourteen
these last two quotes i have posted are from a book that i am reading for my church music and worship class. last night i got one point five hours of sleep because of the two thousand word paper i was writing for that class. sweet.