Friday, September 10, 2004

Crazy Worship

Actually it's Praise and Worship. It's the place to be at Thing1's school on Thursday at 10:00 pm. An hour of giving thanks and glory to God that the young (and young at heart) love to go to. It gets to my heart and soul unlike most traditional services - at least at my church.

The wife likes traditional church - hymms and the liturgy. (she coined the term, at least in our house, Crazy Worship) I like the liturgy but prefer more modern music. We belong to a ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America) church. It used to have mostly traditional services which we enjoyed at that time. Our church has morphed into a mega-church wanna-be. I'm not sure it's what I need anymore.

Thing1 was the reason we started back to church. We had promised at his baptism to place the Word of God in his hands, teach him the Creed and the Ten Commandments. So when Thing1 was 3 we were back in church and Thing1 started a new part of life learning about God. Over the years there has been sunday school, pagents, something called Midweek Mania for 5th and 6th graders, Confirmation, and then finally high school small groups and Quake events. He grew in church. And it shows. He just has it together. Not perfect but, I sometimes wish I had it together like he does.

The only thing Thing1 didn't like about it was the music. Thing1 likes rock. And punk and the blues. Traditional hymms just don't stir him. At a PrimeTime retreat he went to a seminar with (the awesome) Peder Eide that was titled "I want to praise God but I can't stand the hymms!". Thing1 would go to the traditional service but always wanted more.

Well - he found it. Crazy Worship Praise and Worship gives him what he needs. And that is all that matters. Getting closer to God - however you do it is a good thing.

To quote Peder "God is good. All the time"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The title is "I want to praise God, but hymns make me hurl!"