Another Great article by our College Contributor Clay Smith, you can read more of his writings here.
As I have grown up, it has become increasingly clear to me that our society is all about convenience. It might be humorous, but I believe this point is exemplified best when you walk into a bathroom. Think about it; in many bathrooms there are automatic toilets, sinks, soap dispensers, paper towel holders, hand dryers, air fresheners, and even trash cans! I am eagerly awaiting the day when they start putting movable sidewalks in our restrooms! Unfortunately on a more serious note, it is my concern that this mindset of convenience is one that the church is adopting. Far too often we are so worried about convenience that we do not show the care and concern God expects from us when it comes to meaningful and acceptable worship. An area of worship I fear is affected most by this mindset is our praise to God through song.