Dr. Greg Brewton, a music professor at Southern, questions the idea of music bringing us into the presence of God. Here’s an excerpt:

Worship Leaders should strive to help those in their congregations understand that when we feel emotional with certain worship songs it should be because we are responding to the objective truth of the Gospel.  If we think that it is the music that causes us to “feel close to God,” then we as worship leaders are allowing our people to revel in subjective emotionalism without helping them to understand why they get those feelings.