___________ wants to know why every Sunday can't be a worship experience like Hillsong United created last night.
Take a shot at answering (but not at my friend) in the comments.
I have a few thoughts:
I do think there is a marked difference between music leaders who know how to lead a congregation into worship and those who do not. In the same way there are preachers who are better than others at leading people to focus on Christ. So I don't think we can necessarily discount the importance of the quality of pastoring involved in such "worship experiences."
On the other hand, it ain't like God is a genie in a bottle and you gotta rub him the right way (bay-bay). Unless your congregation is a bunch of heretics, God is there among you every Sunday, and every day he is ready to be worshiped. If the majesty of God were truly in our hearts and minds, if our selves were alive to the wonder of the gospel, I doubt it would really matter if Hillsong United were on stage or if it were Brother Bob with his ukelele.
I guess what I'm trying to say is that most times the real difference in worship experience between Hillsong United's set list and a choir and a pipe organ leading you in hymns is not what's on stage, but what's in our hearts.