How Does Music “Work” in Worship?

This is the third clip from a longer video in which Tim Smith, worship pastor from Mars Hill Church in Seattle, WA, asked me various questions related to worship. In this portion, Tim asked me about the relationship between music and worship. In it I talk about some of the factors that have made music such a volatile issue in the church today, and different ways that Christians view music. Just scratching the surface here…If you want to dig deeper, I’d highly recommend you read Harold Best’s Music Through the Eyes of Faith. I read it in the mid-90’s and haven’t found anything as insightful, helpful, and biblically faithful.

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3 Responses to How Does Music “Work” in Worship?

  1. Marshall June 19, 2008 at 10:59 PM #

    Excellent responses, Bob. Loved the closing comment: “…wanting to use music to point people’s eye to how great Jesus Christ is.”

    So very grateful for your Christocentric leadership, brother.

  2. holland davis June 21, 2008 at 5:48 PM #

    I’d love to invite you to upload any original songs that are well produced to It’s a place for your songs to be heard and for you to be able to sell downloadable mp3’s rhythm charts, etc.


    Holland Davis


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