I sit among many congregations. Something I am more and more seeing – or less and less hearing – is the congregation singing. I hear the band, I hear the worship leader, but I do not hear the congregation. If they are singing – it’s a dull whisper.
If there’s anyone in today’s western church who could address what needs to happen when The Church comes together on a Sunday morning its two modern hymn writers called Keith and Kristyn Getty. (Likely you know them through their well-loved modern hymn, In Christ Alone.)
Full confession – I know Keith and Kristyn. They’ve been in my home. I’ve known Kristyn’s parents for three decades. I like them. I like much of the modern hymns they have written (often together with Stuart Townend). But they have just written their first book: Sing! How Worship Transforms Your Life, Family and Church. Read more!