One would think that a global pandemic would be conducive to lots of reading. This was not the case for me this year, as I often found myself behind on my reading goals. I still managed to read a number of quality books. As I wrote here, each year I try to read a number … Continue reading 2020 Annotated Reading
Pastors and church leaders, as a result of the global pandemic, have an opportunity to rethink and reimagine what the church will look like moving forward. I offer three principles to guide our conversations about the church. In Part 1 I looked at Simon Chan’s Liturgical Theology and the first principle: we need to define the church … Continue reading Re:Church [Part 3]
Reading is one of my top goals every year. I try to read through different categories, which you can learn about here. My reading this year was largely determined by unread books I already owned as well as prepping for a course I taught on Israel’s Wisdom. Here are the books I read under each … Continue reading 2019 Reading List
The book of Habakkuk teaches us how to respond when we are surrounded by injustice and violence. He responds with a psalm–a song. This is why I chose Habakkuk to be the focus of a Selah Worship Arts service I led at my church in September. The songs, creative elements, and prayers used in the Selah … Continue reading Habakkuk In (more than) 15 Minutes
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’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?