Blessed Are the Undistracted
Five Tips for Focus in Worship
Oct 23, 2016With phones vibrating, children crying, and the week’s troubles intruding, how can we truly worship God in a room full of distractions.
Not on Earth as It Is in Heaven
Worship in the Church Age
Aug 14, 2016One significant obstacle to worshiping now as if we are already fully in heaven is this: we are not actually there yet.
Come, Lord Jesus
The Simple Prayer Our Songs Forgot
Apr 17, 2016All believers ought to remember that the church’s final hope is a person. It is neither a political party, nor is it a pragmatic paradigm. It is not a popular program. It’s a person.
The Most Important Ear in Worship
Aug 2, 2015Whatever the ambient volume of the sanctuary, there is a more critical matter of volume and understanding at play. And it is one of the most glorious truths in the universe. It is implicit in our worship, but too seldom is it mentioned.
Why Sing Sad Songs When I Don’t Feel Sad?
Mar 22, 2015Because of the sin and brokenness of our hearts, and in our churches and world, we have reason to lament. And because of the love of our rescuing God, we have an invitation to bring our mournful sadness as protest and appeal to our God.
Your Prayer Life Is Better Than You Think
Jan 25, 2015None of us pray as frequently and fervently as we’d want. We often consider our prayer lives disappointing and discouraging, but perhaps we’re overlooking something.
Worship on a Bad Day
Nov 2, 2014In the middle of a brutal situation, it can be difficult to feel the difference faith provides. How can God’s promises help us through difficult circumstances?
Three Reasons to Attend Corporate Worship
Oct 19, 2014“Why do we have to go to church again?” Children ask this question on a semi-regular basis. And then sometimes, so do we.
The Extraordinary Work of Ordinary Means
Jun 5, 2014As a brand new worship leader, I loved choosing songs. I loved finding a new song that pounded my heart and changed my world. I loved arranging that new song so that the big key change would bring the shekinah…
Make the Switch in Life and Worship
May 18, 2014During a ferocious winter storm, I awoke in the middle of the night to find my house without electricity. A quick glance out the window revealed that our entire block was entirely dark. I called our power company. “Yep,” they…
Serving Appetizers: Worship Services That Keep Their Promises
Apr 6, 2014As a worship pastor, I am saddened to read polls reporting young people leaving our churches. True, this happens in each generation (remember the Boomer-angs who returned to church in the 1990s?), but how can service planners encourage the continued…