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No, Your Synthesizer Is Not the Holy Spirit

“In recent decades, ambient sounds have become omnipresent in church gatherings. Meetings start with a synth swell and every song after that is connected to the next with musical glue.  60 more words


Know Where You Believe

Yesterday I got to visit a church in our community which offers a contemporary and a traditional service which run concurrently, with the contemporary service getting a video feed of the sermon when it begins. 631 more words


The Worship Wars

I am so glad that God did not call me to be a worship leader. I can’t sing to save my life and I’m not particularly gifted at playing any instrument. 752 more words


Vital and Faithful

This is the opposite of a nuts-n-bolts post, in some ways.   It’s a “foundations” post, describing one of the underlying theories of communication that I’ve found useful. 722 more words

For Performers And Coaches

This Is Why We Darken Our Auditorium

STORYCHURCH started in a Durham school gymnasium/cafeteria back in 2010. It was so great! The school was brand new, so everything was clean and shiny — and super bright — thanks to the myriad of windows along the side of the room. 661 more words


Bass Ackwards: and other theological affirmations

There is now a trend in South Korea of women spending hundreds, even thousands of dollars, to take their wedding portraits… and they have no intent to get married. 683 more words

An Open Letter to the Other Side of the Aisle: a meditation on John 4

“Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” 688 more words

Worship Arts