Quiet Worship? Never! (Well, Maybe)

Deep in the recesses of my iPhone, where no one can see my music collection, I have a playlist of quiet worship.

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I keep a dreadful secret from my friends at church. You see, where I worship, if you think the music’s too loud, you are definitely too old. The drugged-out neighbors near our building call the police to complain about the volume. The Kentucky Academy of Pediatrics has labeled my church the number one threat to children’s hearing. Baby Boomers bring ear plugs to church. All the guitar amps go to 11. Quiet worship? no: We don’t dial it down.

But deep in the recesses of my iPhone, where no one can see my music collection, I have a playlist of quiet worship. At my desk, I put in the ear buds and (secretly) dial it down. The fools–they think I’m still rocking it out! But God lives in the still small sounds, too.

So if you promise not to let this get back to the hometown gang, I’d like to recommend quiet worship for quiet times when you need to dial it down:

Where to Find Quiet Worship

 

This article about how to dial it down originally appeared here, and is used by permission.

Ray Hollenbach helps pastors and churches navigate change. He's the founder of DEEPER Seminars, weekend leadership retreats focused on discipleship in the local church. His devotional book "Deeper Grace" is available at Amazon.com He currently lives in central Kentucky. He's also the author of of "The Impossible Mentor", a deep dive into the foundations of discipleship.