There has been much talk on the internet about what millennials want in churches. The Christian pollster George Barna has done a recent study that is very interesting. A Google search will also reveal many more articles and opinions on this issue.
I think this is a good question to ask, . . . → Read More: What Millennials Want
A significant theme that has been recurring in my life is that of unity. It is critical that brothers and sisters in Christ be unified. Psalm 133 is a psalm that has unity as it sole theme.
1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in . . . → Read More: Unity
One of my early blog posts was titled “Less = More”. In that post, I gave some of my basic ideas on how this principle is important for us as worship leaders. In the subsequent post, “‘Less is More’ in Practice” I gave some more concrete ideas on how to apply this principle.
. . . → Read More: Less is More (Take 2)
The last two weeks have been interesting personally. Two stories that are related have influenced me a lot lately. The first was our elderly neighbor who locked herself out of her house. I tried to help her find another way into her house. The best we could come up with was . . . → Read More: All other ground
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