and I had an email conversation about a worship team meeting tomorrow. The following is an excerpt.
“Where’s the tamborouine?”
“In the snake bag.”
As I wrote that, I felt like a stereotypical Appalachian Pentecostal. Of COURSE we keep the musical instruments in the snake bag. If our musicians don’t have enough faith to retrieve their instruments, then clearly they’re not worthy.
Alas, the real explanation is a lot more mundane.
The snake is a special type of cable frequently used by bands (such as a worship team). We keep ours in a bag. With our tambourine, since it fits so nicely.
But wouldn’t that be awesome to overhear when you’re visiting a church for the first time?