Last week I was standing around chatting with some friends (after wrapping up our community group meeting), and we began discussing the volume of the worship music at most evangelical churches. Loud is the general rule, of course – rock-band loud. The topic had been on my mind ever since I read Matt Anderson's solid book on physical theology, Earthen Vessels.As he said there,
…the volume of the worship band is inversely proportional to the volume and vitality of the congregational worship.
Both a friend from our community group and PJ (playing devil's advocate; see some of his real thoughts here) made precisely the same point in response: