Do you believe there is a correlation between the songs sung for worship and the vibrancy of a church congregation. ie the fresher the songs the more spiritually awake the church is? Our pastor often mentions this theme in his discussions and often jokes about how worn out "As a deer panteth" is . His take is, if you are stuck singing 80s /90s worship music it indicates you havnt gotten out of a some type of spiritual rut. And heaven forbid any Hymns would ever be sung..no never.
We ll I have to go along with him on " AS a deer".. but I think singing and worshiping with some "oldies" and Hymns might more better indicate spiritual maturity and not necessarily crustiness. What do you all think.