There are two interesting, but conflicting conversations happening among church leaders right now. Especially, but not exclusively, on social media.
On the one hand, people are decrying the supposed shallowness of today’s worship songs.
On the other hand, there’s a push to keep sermons under 20 minutes long.
It’s not always the same people saying both of those things, but I have noticed a surprising amount of overlap.
Does anyone else see the irony here?
At the same time that many are encouraging shorter sermons, we’re also wanting deep theology from three-minute songs.
Pastors, if the theology being presented in our churches isn’t deep enough, it’s not the worship leader’s responsibility to make it deeper. That’s our job, our calling and our mandate.
A mandate that can’t always be done in 20 minutes or less.