If you’ve been in church your whole life you may not realize how strange it is that when Christians get together they spend a good chunk of time just singing.
Where in our culture do you find ordinary, untrained people gathering to sing? Maybe the National Anthem or your school’s fight song. Happy Birthday, I suppose. In the car on a road trip, I guess. But really, when to adults in large numbers belt out the same song? A concert may be the closest thing, but even here the primary point is to be entertained as someone else sings. I’m not sure where you would go this week for more than three minutes of organized singing except to church.
There are many ways Christians are a peculiar people. One of them is that we almost always sing when we’re together.