Quick thought here.
I was listening to some music tonight as I was working on something when I could help but hear something and laugh.
I’ll admit it. I was listening to Planetshakers and I was even enjoying them. If you ignore the fact that they think they’re a “worship band” from a prosperity gospel church, their stuff is really catchy and clean and fun. The music is done really welland the lyrics are shallow enough to easily see through; their lyrics have as much to do with Christianity as your average song from Megadeth…
Here’s a live video of a song called “you are good” and see if you can notice something between around 2:00 and 4:00 that seems rather strange for a band who is doing a “worship” set:
That drummer and bass player are certainly skilled players and I have nothing but respect for their musical ability. That being said, what kind of confused theology of worship allows for you to claim you’re ascribing glory to God by tossing the spotlight on yourself and showing off?
I’ve played in a whole lot of worship bands, and I’ve never done a drum solo or a guitar solo…maybe because the spotlight isn’t supposed to be on ME when we’re singing about Christ…maybe?
If you’re doing a rock show, fine. Do whatever you want in your leather pants and sign someone’s bus pass afterwards. Get zapped while playing a piano. Do whatever.
If you’re doing a worship set and you turn on the smoke machine, step into the spotlight and play your best licks/chops, you can say you’re giving God glory…but your fingers won’t be the only thing on fire.
Until Next Time,
Lyndon “Yes, I’ve read Psalm 33:3 before…” Unger