” If we want our worship of God to be authentic (I hate that word, but it is, unfortunately, part of our modern nomenclature) then shouldn’t we be consulting God, asking Him what worship should look like? Just as most Christians have to dig into scripture and, more than likely, consult the works of Bible scholars (and, horror of horrors, perhaps consult the Creeds and Church Fathers!
) to pull out the doctrine of the Trinity, so it is with defining Christian Liturgy. It requires a comprehensive cover-to-cover examination of the Bible, from creation to the culmination of history.
Paul came in several days running to do the lead vocal on Oh! He'd come in, sing it and say, 'No, that's not it, I'll try it again tomorrow.' He only tried it once per day, I suppose he wanted to capture a certain rawness which could only be done once before the voice changed.
With Billy Preston on keyboards, the somewhat ragged recording turns into an improvised jam, ending with John Lennon's announcement that "I've just heard that Yoko's divorce [from Tony Cox] has just gone through. "As preserved on Anthology 3, Lennon then sang, to the tune of Oh!
Darling: The Beatles began recording the song properly at Abbey Road on 20 April.
Worst of all, our churches have been lured into a commercialized parody of the pop-culture entertainment liturgy, complete with the latest high-tech media, pop star ‘worship leaders’ and a never-ending barrage of FOMO Christian top-forty hits.
We rush to learn the new songs and, as soon as they are learned, are forgotten, relegated to the trash heap of yesterday. It may be a deliberate, biblically grounded, historical liturgy, or it may be a contemporary liturgy dictated to us by the commercially oriented pop culture.