Good Friday Book giveaway and Webinar Announcement

I have recently become friends with Jon Nicol of Jon gave me a free copy of his most recent book Eight Words before The Cross, and he has offered me a chance to give away 10 free copies. If you will leave a comment on this post with your email address, I will . . . → Read More: Good Friday Book giveaway and Webinar Announcement

Relevance Revisited

I feel compelled to write one more post on relevance as it is such a driving force in our American Christian culture, usually for the negative. I see some trends in today’s evangelical church that are troubling.

Before I begin, I do want to issue a disclaimer: I don’t think we are to . . . → Read More: Relevance Revisited

Putting Words in Their Mouths

I have always been a strong proponent of making sure that the texts of our worship songs are theologically sound. One of the driving principles of my personal philosophy for the use of music in worship is what I call the “Musician’s 3:16” Col. 3:16:

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, . . . → Read More: Putting Words in Their Mouths

Interview with Bob Kauflin

Bob Kauflin from Sovereign Grace Music was recently on our campus and spoke to our students. My colleague, Patrick Anderson, interviewed him. I have always been a fan of Bob, and enjoy his blog, Worship Matters. The first few minutes of what he shared with our students were particularly challenging to both me and . . . → Read More: Interview with Bob Kauflin

Staying ready for worship – Part 2

So, last week I wrote about Lenny LeBlanc’s quote that he doesn’t get ready to worship, he stays ready to worship. His point is well taken. Hebrews 13:15 reminds us that “Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks . . . → Read More: Staying ready for worship – Part 2

Staying ready for worship

At our recent Worship 4:24 Conference, Lenny LeBlanc was asked “What do you do to get ready for worship?” He paused for a second, and then gave a good (and thought provoking) answer, “I don’t get ready for worship, I stay ready for worship.”

I like that concept a lot. We should be . . . → Read More: Staying ready for worship

Christmas iMusic

Check out this fun video from North Point Community Church in Atlanta.

Not sure exactly what I think about future of iBands, but I think this is fun! Below are the apps being used that someone posted on Youtube in case they roll off the comment page.

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree:

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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Yesterday, scientists announced that there may be 3 times the number of stars thought to exist. In an article called “Starry Starry Starry Night: Star Count May Triple”, a new study says that there may be 300 sextillion of them. It notes “That is a 3 followed by 23 zeros. Or 3 trillion times . . . → Read More: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star