disappearance of public singing in American life
The Atlantic Monthly posted a thoughtful piece recently on the trend in American life away from public singing. The author seems intuitively to know many of the things I talk about on this blog–that singing together is good for our souls, that we’re designed to sing together. It’s a good read. Here’s a link.
This is an area where the Church has an opportunity! Rather than complain about how American culture is rotting and wasting away, we can simply demonstrate a better way. The Church should be a singing community, no matter what happens in the rest of American cultural life. If the culture drifts further into isolating tendencies, the Christian community, in its embracing of corporate singing and the community life such singing fosters, will shine all the more brightly.
In the words of the old hymn, “Come, Christians, join to sing!”
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