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Purpose of this blog

Created on 13 February 2013. Posted in Uncategorized

... we do what we do in corporate worship. Whether it be the form of worship, the purpose, mode, the inspiration, the attitude. It's all inside this verse. I heard Bob Kauflin say at a conference that when ...

Should We Stop Singing Vicky Beeching Songs?

I just found out about this Christian songwriter today.  Vicky Beeching just came out recently announcing she is lesbian.  Coincidentally, this last Sunday we sang a song she wrote, "Glory to God, Forever".  ...

Guiding Principles of Worship Programming

... etc.). These types of biblical responses are encouraged. This does not mean that we worship Him to get something out of it. God is the purpose of our worship and the end result is He is glorified and ...

Are We Headed For A Crash?

Reflections On The Current State of Evangelical Worship Are We Headed For A Crash? Reflections On The Current State of Evangelical Worship by Jamie Brown http://worthilymagnify.com/2014/05/19/crash/ ...

Sing Responsibly

Mike Wittmer a blog article July 22, 2013 "...I doubt that most Christians noticed the problem because the song once mentions forgiveness and right before the end mentions the need for Jesus and ...

Modern Hymns, Choruses, and NPR

by Matt Boswell  "To make hymn-style and chorus-style songs enemies is not wise. The Psalms are filled with many formats of songs that are to be sung. From simple refrains to antiphonal responses, from ...

First Things-Tragic Worship

First Things-Tragic Worship by Carl R. Trueman June/July 2013 "Tragedy as a form of art and of entertainment highlighted death, and death is central to true Christian worship."   "Perhaps it ...

Edifying your Volunteers

... accomplishing the task you gave them, thus contributing to the feeling that they wasted their time.  3) Reinforce the layperson's purpose in the task - Fellow servants need to be reminded constantly ...

With Hearts and Minds and Voices

by John MacArthur Christian Research Journal 23/2 This article had a huge impact on me in my early stages of forming my philosophy of worship, and it can be credited for part of the motivation to ...

Why Does Church Music Exsist?: NOTES

notes from Donald Hustad book, "Jubilate II" notes from Donald Hustad book, "Jubilate II" Chapter 1 What is the purpose of music in church? What is more important: music or lyrics? music =emotional ...

How God Evaluates Worship

Foundations: How God Evaluates Worship   Jack Hayford Good reminders in this article.  There is an interesting point about praying in small groups during a corporate worship service. click here ...

The Ultimate Goal

The Ultimate Goal by John Piper an excerpt from "Let the Nations Be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions" by John Piper Click here to link to excerpt Click here to purchase book

Soothing Ourselves to Death

Should we give people what they want or what they need? Soothing Ourselves to Death Should we give people what they want or what they need?   Charles Colson with Anne Morse     click here ...

The value of Good Christian Art

... He says He will surround Himself with beautiful things like jasper, carnelian, and rainbows in Revelation 4.  Sometimes these beautiful things He chooses have a particular function with a purpose to communicate ...

The Trajectory of Worship

The Trajectory of Worship What's really happening when we praise God in song? John Koessler   An article out of Christianity Today   click here to view entire article  

Fool's Gold?

Fool's Gold? Chapter 7: Solid Rock? What the Bible Says about Contemporary Worship by John MacArthur   Great comments about keeping a variety of musical forms in corporate worship (according to ...

A Blended Worship Philosophy

... about giving and offering oneself completely to Christ. (Romans 12:1-2) The Purpose of Our Worship The foremost purpose of worship is to give glory to God. To give glory to the Lord we must first surrender ...

9 Things Christian Worship Should Be

9 Things that Christian Worship Should Be by Zac Hicks linked from www.doxologyandtheology.com There are great reminders in this article.  His nine points are:   1. Christian worship should ...