by Jonathan Aigner
A quick trip down Google’s memory lane reveals that the internet has been talking about this regularly since at least 2012. And everyone seems to know why.
Nobody knows the songs.
Singing makes men uncomfortable.
It’s just a performance.
We don’t love Jesus enough.
There is truth to some of these points, but the longer I think about this problem, the more I’m convinced we’re asking the wrong question. Instead of figuring out why people aren’t singing, we need to turn around, look at ourselves, and ask, “Why would they sing?”
See, when it comes to our sacred discipline of congregational singing, a lot has changed in our recent history. Read more ...