Safiyah Fosua writes a great piece, primarily about worship… but I think it fits for other areas of the church as well. What year is it in YOUR church? Here’s part of what she writes: Should it matter to the Church what year it is? Why, aren’t the music, the language, and the texts of
“My Song in the Night” recently featured these two paragraphs from the book Doxology and Theology by Ken Boer: “… some leaders (myself included) have believed that to be gospel-centered, every song we sing has to explicitly state the gospel, or more narrowly, substitutionary atonement. But we shouldn’t be more gospel-centered than the Bible is.
Agree or Disagree? “The mature worshiper is easily edified.” When hearing lackluster (even if biblical) preaching, immatureworshipers will typically not listen to the message because they wish the messenger was more exciting. Conversely, mature worshipers eagerly receive the truth as it is proclaimed, even if it sounds like the preacher is reading a phone book. Found here… Agree
That is one of my favorite hymns from growing up. This morning I received an email from Dan Koch, a member of the Christian band Wayfarer. The band ‘repurposes hymns’. According to Dan, “We do something a little different than most bands: we take lyric sets from old, largely forgotten hymns or Southern Spirituals, and
My friend Kent Shaffer has put together a really great resource for all you creative types. As Kent puts it, Environment can have a remarkable influence over how people feel, behave, and learn. So while nothing replaces the power of preaching the gospel and God’s Word, a creative church set design can accomplish two things
What worship leaders/albums have had the most influence over the past 20 years? Well, Worship Leader Magazine has just released their list. You can see the whole list here. Here are the top ten: 10. Passion: Better Is One Day Passion Band (1999) 9. Pray Andraé Crouch Warner 8. Beautiful Things Gungor Brash Music (2010)