The Friday Pickle - what if they don’t sing?

Posted by Craig Borlase on 3 January 2014

Some people don’t like singing. They don’t really like music all that much either. It’s not that they’re performance shy or trying to be contrary, it’s just that music and singing don’t move them. 

Now, admittedly there probably aren’t a whole lot of these music-free believers packing out your local multi-media-savvy evangelical church, but they exist alright. Just in the same way that some don’t like sport while others don’t love their food, we share this good earth with brothers and sisters who can’t sing and don’t really want to sing.

And yet the sound of our musical worship is one of the defining characteristics of modern churches. So here’s today’s pickle: can you still be a Christian and not like sung worship?

More like this

the Friday pickle: do in-ear monitors help or hinder?

A decade ago they were the preserve of the über-professional. Today, they’re everywhere. But do those fancy looking ear buds create a barrier between leader and congregation, or do they simply help stuff sound better?

Rock Of Ages - Hymn Devotional

It turned out that never having heard the original melody is an advantage when you want to write an updated version of a classic hymn. At least, it was for me when I sat down to do a number on...

The Friday Pickle - should worship leaders be posting selfies?

Obama does it. David Cameron does it. Ellen does it. The Pope does it. All those Kardashian people do it. So why on earth shouldn't worship leaders? OK, perhaps not everyone on that list serves as a ringing endorsement of selfie-sensibility,...

Free Songs

with chords, lyrics and MP3