By Trevor Baker
Somewhere in my mind rings the words to an old Christian song. I can’t quite remember it’s name but I do recall some of the words. In essence it was saying that we needed to stop by the church sometime when our soul is in trouble.
This all sounds like good, wholesome common sense but does this old, tried and proven exercise still apply today? One would have to wonder as the climate of the church continues to morph into a strange and peculiar thing.
I have stopped into countless churches over my 20 years of music ministry and I must say that I have been stunned on more than one occasion. Let me give one example.
Once I performed a Sunday morning concert at a beautiful country church that had about 100 attendees. A deacon told me before the service that there were 18 new converts in the previous year. This was quite an amazing thing to hear in our day. Eighteen new Christians in a small church and all in one year!
As I scanned the audience for an hour that morning, I searched for the faces of these 18 new Christians and came up empty. Some would say, “ you can’t tell a book by its cover” and to that fact I can partially agree. Not all faces of new Christians light up like a lightbulb because not all personalities are the same. That being said, I have just been around the block too many times and have heard too many testimonies throughout the years that were filled with deep emotion and so this made me very puzzled that morning. Click here to continue reading and to listen to one of Trevor’s newest songs.
LTRP Note: Lighthouse Trails has carried a number of Trevor Baker’s CDs for several years and have so appreciated his music ministry to the church because he always tells it like it is.