Question for today: Can we worship God and honor our country at the same time? Over the last 15 years or so, a noticeable dilemma for worship ministry leaders has emerged. Can patriotism and worship co-exist? It’s a fair question to consider now as we are still some time away from July 4th.
I have no desire to offer any further commentary on the recent SCOTUS decision regarding same-sex marriage and the implications it may or may not have on the church in America. Based on the news feeds and social media accounts I follow, many pulpits devoted their time last Sunday to preaching about this issue and […]
http://media.blubrry.com/worshiplife_with_mike_harland/p/worshiplife.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/001206057_SMPL_10.mp4Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Where were you on September 11, 2001? I’ll tell you where I was – the music suite at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. I had just dropped off my kids at school and made my way to the office. I was just […]
It’s the week of July 4th and churches all across our country will be meeting to worship in the land of the free and the home of the brave. For years now, I’ve heard discussions around exactly how much patriotism is appropriate in worship. On one hand, some would say we should not overly draw […]