Do yourself a favor and go to WorshipMatters.com and read Bob Kauflin’s article about American Idol and the contestants singing Shout to the Lord twice this week. This article is one of the most profound and provocative perspectives I have read on how worship causes our culture and Christianity to both compliment each other and collide with each other.

Toward the end of his post he makes this statement: “We want to do all we can to ensure that those who walk into our meetings see clearly that we’re not a local version of American Idol.” Wow. No truer words could be spoken. Thanks, Bob, for once again bringing us back to true, unadulterated worship…