Dr. David W. Manner is the Associate Executive Director for the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists. He blogs at http://kncsb.org/blogs/dmanner . You can follow him on Twitter: @dwmanner.
A new lexicon has evolved in response to the advent of modern worship. You may want to add some of these selections to your worship vocabulary:
Worshipappens – Standard response to congregants who constantly complain about worship change.
Worshapparition – The belief that what and how we sing or play it will determine if the Holy Spirit shows up.
Worshapathy – for definition see: Middle School boy or Senior Adult man.
Worshapologetics – Theological, Biblical, and Doctrinal defense of worship traditionalism.
Worshtip – The offering.
Worshtipulations – Stylistic pre-conditions to determine if worship will/won’t/can/can’t occur.
Worshapex – The loudest, fastest, and highest point of the song set before beginning the worshapproach.
Worshapproach – The final song descent in volume, key, and tempo before landing the worship set plane prior to the sermon.
Worshapolitical – Loving all worship styles, genres, tempos, and also the various instruments with which they are accompanied.
Worshapnea – spontaneous response from the diaconate to body piercings and tattoos in the worship band.
Worshapocalypse – Reducing hymnody.
Worshapocryphal – Increasing non-hymnody.
Worshapostate – The individual who permanently removed the hymnals from the pew racks
Worshapostle – Worship team groupies or wannabe’s.
Worshapparel – Platform attire including: French cuffs and sequined dresses; Sport coat and khaki pants; or Skinny jeans and shirttails.
Worshappalling – Any worship that is not what I prefer, deserve, like, or have earned.
Worshappeal – Entreaties at various service times to announce the Zumba class; remind about the offering; or extend an altar call.
Worshappease – Also known as Blended Worship.
Worshappendage – Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar, or Drum stick.
Worshappetizer – A stand-alone opening song.
Worshappraisal – Post worship service evaluation that occurs in the halls and parking lots.