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Archive for the ‘Worship’ Category

Musings

June 6, 2014

Compadres Blog Tour I am part of a Facebook group called Compadres and this summer we are doing a blog tour. Each week a few of us will post on something from the life of Jesus. I will post the links here so you can follow along. Jeremy Schopper is the first one to post. […]

Musings

September 20, 2013

Children & Worship Jamie Bruesehoff has written an excellent post on the importance of children in worship. She wonderfully details the struggle parents have wrestling with their children throughout worship, but then contrasts that with the blessings of having children in worship. We live in a culture that constantly wants to entertain children and send […]

Why We Sing

September 5, 2013

What do you sing? Do you sing along with the radio? Do you sing to your children, or maybe you sing while you are working? If you attend a college football game you will sing your school’s fight song and maybe even the alma mater. J.R.R. Tolkien realized the power of singing and included it in […]

Musings

August 10, 2013

Scot McKnight’s Thoughts on Baptism Scot McKnight published an interesting post this week on the subject of baptism. In it he examines the importance of baptism in the early church and points out passages in the Bible that connect baptism to repentance and forgiveness. He writes, The early church carried on this practice — it […]

Children’s Church, the Entertainment Culture, and the Story of God

July 8, 2013

Each Sunday morning, churches throughout the U.S. engage in a simple ritual. After a few songs and prayers, the children of the congregation are ushered out of the auditorium, accompanied with “Jesus loves the little children,” to their own gathering for the remainder of the church’s worship. As I understand it, this practice serves two […]

Ready to Worship

July 3, 2013

The people of God have been engaging in the act of worship for thousands of years. Long before there were mega-churches and multi-site campuses, communities of believers came together to worship the Almighty. Recently there has been a trend in worship that creates a distinction between people on stage who are actively engaged in worship, […]

The Power of the Spoken Word in Preaching

July 1, 2013

Thomas Oden noted that in contemporary church culture, pastoral care and preaching is often disjoined, though in the past this was not the case (Oden, 28). In particular, the ministry of the Word through preaching and catechesis played a very important role in the development of the church and the care of souls. It should […]

The Role of Memory in Worship

June 26, 2013

We are what we remember. Perhaps this is why we are so devastated by a disease like Alzheimer’s or a condition like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. We are devastated when memory does not work right. Given that memory is so important, it is understandable that it would play a large role in worship and spiritual life. […]

Putting Praise in Its Proper Context

June 24, 2013

Walter Brueggeman, on whom I will lean heavily to make my subsequent argument (see Israel’s Praise: Doxology against Idolatry and Ideology), described Israel’s praise as their duty and their delight.  To praise God was Israel’s duty as the children of promise. They owed their existence and significance to God and God alone. But it was […]

Musings

June 21, 2013

Worship Music Maureen Mullarkey has some interesting thoughts on worship music and instruments. Check out Chords and Discord Sermon Length Tim Spivey has a great post this week on how long a minister should preach. He says, Please don’t shorten your sermons for searchers sake. They are searching. That’s why they are there. Don’t shorten […]

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