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Praise Him with Dance: It’s Time to Consider the Use of Dance in Worship

Exploring the use of dance in worship.

Todd Farley

“Let them praise his name with dancing. . . . Praise him with tambourine and dance. . . .” (Ps. 149:3; 150:4). Those scriptural imperatives sound clear enough, and a few worship leaders are brave enough to actually allow dance to take place in a service. Unfortunately, many pastors find themselves feeling like Aaron at the foot of a golden calf after the enthusiastic dancer gets “offstage.” Or like Salome holding the head of John the Baptist on a platter. Others are accused of resisting the dance like barren Michal, or like the proud elder brother of the prodigal son standing far off from the celebration. Thus, the question arises: To dance or not to dance?

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