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Reflection #35 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“Very few evangelical churches pursuing contemporary worship consider placing the announcements at the end of the service, but that, in my opinion, is the best place for them.” Continue reading

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Reflection #34 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“Worship leaders, the dialogical nature of corporate worship–God speaks, we respond–will prompt no shortage of opportunities for your flock to seek out spiritual nourishment. . . .” Continue reading

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Reflection #33 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“In one of my worship classes at Judson University, I foster a discussion on constructing worship sets as narratives, and it never fails to elicit interesting results, as students–many, it seems, for the first time–consider the potential for worship sets to have the same story-telling power as operas, oratorios, suites, and song cycles.”  Continue reading

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Reflection #31 on Worship in the Contemporary American Church

“The lighting director’s version of the Hippocratic Oath says, ‘First, do not distract.'”  Continue reading

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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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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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