There seems to be a bunch of writers these days writing something akin to the title of this blog. There are songs, letters, books, and more all written to the author’s “younger self.” So, when someone close to me suggested I do one of those, I thought it might be a good idea. As I’ve thought […]
Seems like we’ve got more worship leaders than ever writing songs. This is a great thing! I believe writing songs is something more believers should do, regardless if the songs are ever heard by anyone else. If you study church history, you soon discover that many of yesterday’s great preachers were song writers.
Admittedly, this post is somewhat “tongue in cheek” and intended to let us laugh at ourselves a little. I’m calling out some intangibles of our physical expressions in worship we sometimes employ to generate more energy and enthusiasm from our congregations. See if any of these “go to” moves are something you do and ask yourself, “Is this really a distraction?”
Prayer does not equip us for the greater works – prayer is the greater work. – Oswald Chambers Oh, how I wish I knew more about this. It seems that as the years go by, we get better at virtually everything we do. … better at managing a budget. … better at understanding technical […]
Without a doubt, my favorite track and field events to watch are the relay races. Four runners on the same team, all running part of a race to take a baton around the track. The lessons we can learn from the relay races abound. Here are a few: Multiple Runners Run Faster Than One. […]
We used to hear criticism of the “7-11” songs. You know, seven words, eleven times? Then, when we acknowledged how repetitive hymns are, not so much anymore. The more recent critique of modern songs is that they all sound the same — same chords, same melodies, same rhythms, underneath only a handful of ideas about […]