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Open Your Mouth and I will Fill It


Psalm 81:8-10

January 21, 2018

Denise shared an article with me this week about trends in churches — do’s and don’ts, essentially. Most of the comments were pretty straight-forward, common sense even: 1,941 more words


True Worship

There’s a lot of discussion around the topic of worship. The lion’s share of this discussion centers around the ministry of music. We hear it all the time, “The worship was great today,” “Let’s just spend the whole service in worship today,” “People come for the great worship, and then stay for the preaching.” In almost every practical way we create a separation between “worship” (the singing of songs) and the rest of Christian life. 1,273 more words


The Mailbag: Should churches use praise teams?

I question the use of praise teams. I have noticed the singers chosen are always very attractive as well as being very talented. I also notice they seem to be performers instead of leaders of worship. 1,455 more words


On Being a Liturgical Charismatic

This article first appeared in Equip Issue 30, March 2017, Worship Wars: A Way Forward. Equip is a publication from Ethos. Images are from Lambeth Palace Media. 2,200 more words

Community Of St Anselm

Worship wars, medieval style (literally!)

When next your church gets heated over the issue of Anglican Chant vs said, BCP vs modern liturgy, guitars vs organs, drums vs no drums, choirs vs pop music bands, call to mind this event from Symeon of Durham’s  380 more words


Christian Worship Gatherings Both Large and Small

Two weeks ago yesterday I sat in a large auditorium which not only dwarfs the building where my church gathers, but the neighborhood I live in.   949 more words