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Reflection #30 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“Engineers go to engineering school.  Accountants go to business school.  Why does the contemporary American Church, as a general rule, act as if there is little merit in worship leaders going to worship school?” Continue reading

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Reflection #29 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“Where lyrics in contemporary worship music (cwm) are concerned, erring on the side of charity honors God.” Continue reading

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Reflection #28 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

This is post number 28 in a series of random reflections I have been amassing over the past couple of years since retiring from steady, local-church, “weekend warrior” worship ministry.  These ruminations are in no particular order, and they vary … Continue reading

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An Easter Gift from the Judson University Choir

I hope all reading this had a blessed Easter, a blessed Resurrection Sunday yesterday.  To allow the celebration to linger just a bit, this week’s blog post features a wonderful, neo-classical choral piece the Judson University Choir sang a few years … Continue reading

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Reflection #27 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“Using video for any of the reasons above is commendable.  Using video just for the sake of using video isn’t–and smacks of us-too activity done solely to make sure folks know we’re hip and relevant. ” Continue reading

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Reflection #26 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“How do we best collect the offering in the day of online giving, Google Pay, and Venmo?” Continue reading

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30 Minutes with Ian

Last week, I had the distinct privilege of contributing to “The Common Good,” a radio show produced in Chicagoland by WYLL, which features two hours of interesting reflections, opinions, and general musings about life, the Church, faith, and whatever else … Continue reading

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