Those Evangelicals who find ourselves in the “non-liturgical” tradition are free to ignore centuries of liturgy and the observance of the church calendar. Sure we celebrate Christmas and Easter, but we too easily can ignore or minimize other parts of the church year that can be quite meaningful.
. . . → Read More: Holy Week
One of the things I love about being a college professor is being in an environment where learning is always happening. Students learn. Teachers prepare for class: learning and growing in the process. Guests are on campus lecturing about different subjects. Deep conversations about God, faith and life happen often.
One . . . → Read More: Keep Educating Yourself
Check out this month’s guest post at Worship Leader Magazine here.
May you all be found “overflowing with thankfulness”! Col. 2:6-7
As the old saying goes, “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” In my last post, I mentioned the one thing that we can’t fix about congregational worship. The one thing would be the congregation’s response. It is possible to lead a congregation to church, . . . → Read More: Salting the Oats
There is a lot of talk these days about why congregations have stopped singing. I agree that this has become a problem in many churches, and I do believe that we as worship leaders are partially to blame.
Some of the top reasons listed are:
1. Songs are difficult . . . → Read More: Helping Your Congregation Sing
First, let me say that I don’t like coffee or even the smell of it. I do like my wife and she likes Starbucks, so by default I often find myself in one. So on a date last night, I found myself in Starbucks.
I was struck with their slogan for . . . → Read More: Creating Wonder, Sharing Joy
Check out my guest posting at Sharefaith.com. In talking to our worship students here at Cedarville University, I believe that there are five trends in worship music for the future. Would love to have your comments here or . . . → Read More: What Does the Future Hold for Worship?
What makes a song “good”?
As we are discussing worship music in class, my students will sometimes ask “what makes a song good?” Very valid question, and one that everyone in worship ministry should consider.
Perhaps there are other questions that should be asked to get to the heart of the . . . → Read More: What makes a song “good”?
I am very encouraged as I consider the next generation and the impact that they can have on the church and on the area of worship.
Some specific things that are encouraging:
1. Interest in theology
At our worship camp this summer at Cedarville University, we had over 60 students enrolled. . . . → Read More: The Next Generation
I still am chuckling over an Easter pageant gone wrong. First Nazarene of Canton, OH had dramatic scene of Christ’s resurrection for this year’s Easter pageant. Apparently, there was to be some kind of special effect as Christ appeared from the tomb, but something went very wrong and caught the tomb on fire. . . . → Read More: Friday Funny