Scot McKnight thinks that much of what we call "worship" is actually something called "spiritual eroticism."
Essentially it is being in love with the experience of loving God as opposed to being in love with God himself, preferring "the titillation of fantasy over the toughness of fidelity." Such people want to ache with longing, but once they are actually in the presence of the Beloved, they quickly lose interest. They try to re-capture the passionate emotions of longing for God, but really they do not desire or love God. They love loving God. They live for the experience of it. They love being in church and they love praising God and they love the sound of a worship band that can create sounds and textures that take them to the heights of passion.
But the problem is that none of those things have anything to do with worship.
Intrigued? Scot's article brilliantly and briefly exposes the problem and prescribes a solution.