A harmful battle is being waged in many churches today that is violently destructive to our present situation, as well as disruptive to our future effectiveness. I address the generational front of the war on worship. It is the battle that pits the senior saint against the millennial “Jesus follower.” It is the conflict that unnecessarily partitions the local body into age-divided worship styles and preferences. Its stated goal is to overwhelm the orthodox system with a series of new ideas, emergent principles, and music that resembles the bar stool more than the piano bench.
Within the last week we were made aware of a local church heart-deep in the middle of this said conflict. The church of which I speak used to be independent Baptist but was moved to a non-denominational identity. Their music has been drifting liberal for many years. The organ is gone, and the piano…
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