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Worship Music Feb 1

We are in the midst of a series from the book of Galatians. This week’s sermon was from the last part of Chapter 2, which will be familiar to a lot of people for verses 20 and 21, “I have been crucified with Christ and I myself no longer live…” Some of the themes from [...]

February 2, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Your worship is not entertaining enough

So says Carl Trueman. If you haven’t read any of Trueman’s writings, you should. He’s a great writer, has a sharp British wit, and from time to time says some pretty provocative stuff. In the best sense of the word. And using the term “entertainment” in relation to worship is certainly an example of that [...]

May 16, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, stuff to think about, worship and the church  No Comments

A lament for art in the church

The other day one of my friends (I’m going to call him Ira Sankey) started a conversation on Facebook about leading worship that transitioned (the way Facebook conversations do) into a discussion of how many churches don’t appreciate art. In other words, he didn’t feel that most churches wanted the kind of music he would [...]

May 3, 2013  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: christian culture, music, stuff to think about, worship and the church  One Comment

Worship Music July 29

This week was the last week in our beginnings of the church series. We ended with Stephen’s stoning in Acts 7 and his sermon leading up to it. As you might imagine, there aren’t a lot of songs out there about stoning or about worshiping God in the midst of stoning or anything along those [...]

July 30, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Worship Music July 22

We’re almost through our summer series on the early response to Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection (which is why we’re stopping at Acts 7 and not going through the whole book). This week we were in Acts 6 which honestly doesn’t have a lot for a worship leader to grab hold of. At least this worship [...]

July 23, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Non-review: Iran: Open Hearts in a Closed Land

As the title implies (or rather, just outright states), this is not going to be a book review per se. But as I read through this short book by Mark Bradley a couple thoughts jumped out at me that I thought worthy of passing on. The book is split in two sections, the first examining [...]

July 17, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Book Reviews, christian culture, worship and the church  No Comments

Worship Music July 15

We’re continuing our series in Acts (focusing on the events shortly following Christ’s departure). This week we were in Acts 5. I had talked to Pastor Mike earlier in the week and he said that he wasn’t going to spend too much time on Annanias and Saphaira, but would instead be focusing on the latter [...]

July 16, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Worship Music July 8

Our sermon series through Acts found us in Acts chapter 4 this week. After healing the blind man, Peter and James find themselves in front of the Sadducees (who don’t believe in the resurrection, which is why they are so sad…you see…). They threaten the apostles and order them to stop preaching of Jesus and [...]

July 11, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Worship Music June 30/July 1

That’s right, June 30. We (me, Demetrios, Alex and Tim) had the honor of leading worship for the Alamo Stone fellowship of believers which meets on Saturday nights. We (Communion Chapel) have done some joint things with the Alamo Stone group (Easter, for instance), so I was a little familiar with the church. But our [...]

July 2, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments

Worship Music June 24

Mike recently started a series going through the book of Acts. While the past two weeks haven’t been very easy to plan for, this week seemed like it would be fairly straight forward. His message was on chapter 3, which contains themes of healing, power, wonders, etc. We used a different lineup with Laura playing [...]

June 25, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: music, worship and the church  No Comments