Can I confess something to you? There have been many occasions as a worship leader where I have said something to the effect of “worship leaders have the privilege and responsibility of leading people into Gods presence.” That might not seem like something that warrants a confession. I am certainly not the only Pastor or … Continue reading Worship Leaders And The Presence of God
A reflection on the question, “Are we trying to retrieve the church or are we attempting to become the church?” Continue reading What Once Was Or What Will Soon Be: The Church In Past Or Future Tense
The end of the year is a time of lists. Top news stories of the year, top movies, top books. Each year I keep track of the books I read. (I have previously written about my system of reading here: Reading Two Five). Here is my list of the books I read in 2018. I did a … Continue reading 2018 Reading List
Church music can be controversial. So much so that disagreements over church music have been referred to as “worship wars.” But the internet is built for controversy. So here are 10 reasons to oppose new music in church. Continue reading 10 Reasons to Oppose New Church Music
There may not be many people quite like me. I’m a Worship Pastor. Okay, plenty of people are worship pastors. I spend a lot of time organizing music and musicians and helping lead a church in worship. I did my undergrad in music ministry, combining music and theology. But I also have a Master Of … Continue reading Music Study
There’s a thrift store in Cobourg, Ontario that my wife and I absolutely love. Whenever we are out at the cottage we stop in at this hodge-podge store and look for cheap furniture, kitchen items, and books. Oh, the books. We always return home with more books than we originally brought with us. Two of … Continue reading Smarter Shallows?
At the beginning of each chapter in Essential Worship, Greg Scheer gives a quick assignment to help the reader engage in the material for the present chapter. The first chapter’s assignment was “How do you define worship?”¹ I confess that I did not take Scheer up on his challenge then. Still, I thought it was an … Continue reading Worship: A Definition