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Reflection #24 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“Have we become immune to the concept of holy expectation in contemporary worship?” Continue reading

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Adjusting Your Worship Set in Light of a Local Tragedy

“The Lord be with you, worship leaders!  Your role, always important, is critical in the aftermath of tragedy.” Continue reading

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Reflection #23 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“I am saddened but not surprised when pastors fall or leave the Church burned out beyond recognition; I am most saddened to recognize the woeful insufficiency of my prayers for my pastors over the years.” Continue reading

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Reflection #22 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“Church is powerful when it embodies this inclusion. . . . becom[ing] the home away from home where we offer each other a place to reunite, be fed, commune, wash, rest, and receive what we need for the road.” Continue reading

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Reflection #21 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“If you can embrace the notion that the word God has given pastors for any given Sunday morning might be delivered as or even more effectively via a shorter sermon, you then allow for the possibility that God might have equally important words He wishes to convey via different channels other than the preaching.” Continue reading

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Reflection #20 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“God’s word shall not return to Him empty but will accomplish His purposes (Is. 55:11).  How cool, and what a privilege, to be the conduit!” Continue reading

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Grace for the Worship Leader

“Worship leaders, be encouraged.  Your congregations don’t need your perfect example.  They don’t need your exhortations to really sing or to authentically worship.  What they need most from you is your quiet recognition that in your (and their) weakness, God will be strong–and that far from needing or even desiring our frenzied activity for His worship, God will provide the means by which He will facilitate our worship.” Continue reading

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