Thanksgiving Starts on Sunday
Nov 22, 2015When we gather together to worship, something wonderful is happening in us. While opening the Scriptures, singing, praying, and giving our offerings, a formation is underway: God is performing the slow and steady work of making us a thankful people.
Sing Something Fresh
Why Craft New Songs for Christ?
Jul 5, 2015I began writing new songs of worship when I was fifteen years old. No one sat me down and said this practice can be a part of growing in Christ, nor explained the spiritual benefits of writing songs. I simply…
The Glory of Historic Hymns
May 17, 2015I love old hymns. I keep a stack of hymnals on my nightstand, and have an ever-growing collection in my library. I cut my teeth on Charles Wesley and John Rippon. I hope to write academically on the pastoral theology…
The Wonder of the Word in Corporate Worship
Jul 13, 2014Whether we hear God’s word in a call to worship, a confession of sin, an assurance of pardon, an exposition, or in the benediction — every time we hear the words of Scripture, God is speaking to his people.
When Hearts Are Tuned to Worship
Feb 16, 2014I can almost hear the bells of our church steeple still ringing in my ear. Every Sunday morning as a child church bells would echo through our town. From our steeple tower, a proclamation would sound to all who could…