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Why Do Christians Sing at Church?

Well worn boots, once shined with boot black and spit, pounded through the mud. Heavy packs on backs, hunger gnawing in bellies and exhaustion reaching to the marrow of their bones. Southern sky scattered with cotton clouds while the slaves picked the bolls and rained sweat. Hebrews on a journey across desert sand. A scattered people drawn by history and redemption to the temple mount for feast-days. Significant steps, taken together, in the direction of the house of God. Three disparate scenes and people groups. To this collection might we add this? Christians singing in church on Sunday morning? Let’s talk about the weird practice of singing at Sunday services. In western culture, getting together to watch a band perform is fun. Watch a tale unfold in opera or a chorale singing Beethoven and you’re cultured and refined. But getting together with a bunch of people on Sundays to sing is strange. We Christians say mystic phrases like, “Worship was great today. I could really feel God’s presence.” We wonder at the guy in the …