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Kurt Willems shared this from Tim Hawkins. It made me laugh.
The guys who lead music for our congregation (it’s mostly men, and we don’t have a “worship leader”) are not like this, but here ya go: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHT7_Ku4iPE] Many of us have wound up in services where the worship leader was either over emotional or way, way too friendly (in a Rock Hudson meets Liberace at Elton John’s… Read More »
USA Today reported last week on the trend toward churches going “informal” as if this is a recent event. This is a trend that has been going on for the past forty years, and if you include the insanity of bus ministry, even longer. At our congregation, we are very casual but we still have… Read More »
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtklfgWES9Y] Yesterday, the Acoustic Gurus presented a song I wrote using Psalm 1 for lyrics. If you have a songbook with 150 different lyrics that you claim is inspired by God, why do you sing songs by less inspired authors? Like it or hate it, I think our primary source material for music should be… Read More »
Kurt Willems linked to this blog post written by an atheist who attends a Vineyard church in Scotland. I thought it was an interesting perspective. As I read the article, I identified three things that keep the author returning to the worship gatherings of this congregation. The highly relational way people connect The celebratory, participatory… Read More »
God gives a local congregation two things: vision and gifts. He shows us where we are going and infuses us with the ability to get there. Sometimes, we are unwilling to go where he is taking us. Sometimes, we are unwilling to do the things that are required to get there. Some church leaders and… Read More »
Every morning, when my wife leaves for work, our daughter Ariel climbs up on a rock we have in the front yard and watches her go. Sun, rain, snow or sleet, Ariel plans to say goodbye from the rock. The reason? Ariel used to say goodbye by running along the street waving as people pulled… Read More »
In previous posts, I’ve talked about sermons and homilies and the difference between the two. This morning, a group of pastors and I were talking about sermons and preaching. If you’ve been around our church, you know that I teach in bit of an unorthodox way. It is because I believe that we pastors see… Read More »