This is a bold first post – as I’ve never posted anything before, but was eager to share with you the insight I received today from a friend. Below are Robert Webber’s thoughts on art in and for worship. Good food for thought as we consider all the things we place into worship services and what we hope to gain or accomplish through worship services.
To insist that art is necessary for worship is to commit aesthetic heresy. Such insistence makes art an idol, an object of our worship. On the other hand, to insist that art is a hindrance to worship is equally dangerous. It denies that the material creation is a worthy vehicle through which God can communicate to us, and we to him.
Robert Webber, Worship Is a Verb: Celebrating God’s Mighty Deeds of Salvation