I watch this every week – sometimes every day. I’m always curious to see what churches using LifewayWorship.com for their congregational worship are singing every week. Here’s what it says to me: We love to sing about the name of Jesus. It’s a blessing to see how many songs are about the name of Jesus. […]
http://media.blubrry.com/worshiplife_with_mike_harland/p/ministrysites.s3.amazonaws.com/podcasts/worshiplife/EP59_WORSHIPLIFE.mp3Podcast (worshiplife-comfeedworshiplifewithmikeharland): Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSS Today’s WorshipLife Podcast features Mike Harland and Brian Brown talking about the importance of the lyrics to the songs we sing as the Church. “Does every song have to have the whole story of the Gospel? Do we always have to sing about the Cross and […]
I love old hymns. I keep a stack of hymnals on my nightstand and have an ever-growing collection in my library. I cut my teeth on Charles Wesley and John Rippon. I hope to write academically on the pastoral theology of hymns. I even have a dog named Watts. While I certainly don’t think that […]
When I met first met Gene Wilkes (more years ago than either of us care to think about), he was the youth pastor of a suburban-Dallas church. Back then we would regularly ponder great spiritual mysteries over hamburgers at Chili’s. That, and tell jokes. Not long after, Gene became senior pastor at a church in […]
Why should you use hymns in your church? Why do they still matter? Hymns seem to be quickly falling by the wayside as churches move in the modern era of worship bands and praise songs. It hasn’t always been this way. Throughout the course of its existence, the church has evolved and adapted to reach […]
The book of Psalms is the greatest worship handbook ever compiled, the greatest hymnal ever penned, and the greatest collection of exhortations to worship ever assembled. Every worship pastor or worship leader is wise to throw him/herself into the sacred Psalms. The book of Psalms ends this way: Hallelujah! Praise God in His sanctuary. Praise […]
I love hymns. And I especially love fresh treatments of hymns. We consistently get positive feedback the our contemporary hymns available on our site.