The Physicality of Faithful Worship
Why We Bend Knees and Lift Hands
Sep 21, 2023
True worship happens, first and foremost, in the heart, but the Bible won’t let it stay there. What we do with our hands, knees, and bodies really matters.
Attention, Affection, Authority
Primer for Parenting Young Children
May 16, 2023
“Do not provoke your children,” the apostle Paul warns fathers. Instead, show them focused attention, manifest affection, and calm authority.
Worship Isn’t About You
What I Learned After Years of Leading
Dec 17, 2022
Many of us hear “worship” and think of singing together in church, but worship is far bigger and more pervasive than songs on Sunday morning.
Come, Holy Spirit
Seven Ways He Meets Us as We Gather
Apr 23, 2022
When churches pray, “Come, Holy Spirit,” we can expect him to meet us in at least seven glorious ways.
The Soundtrack of Heaven
Learning from the Songs of Revelation
Mar 31, 2021
As we sing in corporate worship week after week, we would do well to compare the songs we love with the ones God says we’ll sing forever.
Worshiping the Infinite and Intimate God
Feb 12, 2021
How might our churches be different if we consistently embraced both the awesome bigness and the intimate nearness of God?
Learning to Wait Well
Nov 11, 2020
If you want to learn to wait well, immerse yourself in Psalm 40, a powerful and overlooked guide for enduring pain and heartache.
God Made Us to Gather
The Fresh Wonder of Corporate Worship
Jun 2, 2020
One day we’ll gather again. And when we do, many of us will feel the wonder of corporate worship in a way we never have before.
The Most Important Instrument on Sunday Morning
Mar 8, 2020
The most important instrument this Sunday is not the familiar piano, the expensive guitar, or the booming drum set. It’s the voice of the people.
Good Music Can Become Your God
Five Reasons Jesus Is Better
Nov 16, 2019
God made music to move us deeply. Music is great. And Jesus is better. Longtime musician and pastor Bob Kauflin gives us five reasons why.
The Year My World Fell Apart
My War with Spiritual Depression
May 16, 2019
Often our problem in the darkest nights of life is not that we have no hope, but that we keep putting our hope in ourselves, rather than in God.
He Held the Stars in Place
Dec 16, 2018
The infinite became an infant. His mother held him, while he held the moon and stars in place.
How Not to Worship Your Worship
Aug 11, 2018
When our worship is preoccupied with what we think and feel about God, and not on who he is, we run the risk of worshiping our worship.
When Is My Child Mature Enough to Leave Home?
Jan 3, 2018
When is your child mature enough to leave home? When they pursue self-disclosure, welcome correction, and seek input.
Worship Is My Life, Not My Role
Sep 24, 2017
Leading worship starts and ends with my daily life. God means for my worship on Sunday morning to be an extension of my worship throughout the week.
Can We Sing Too Much About the Cross?
Jan 3, 2016
The blazing center of our praise will always be the substitutionary sacrifice of Jesus. But cross-centered worship can go wrong. Here are four ways.
Idolatry in Corporate Worship
Mar 16, 2014
The greatest obstacles to our worship on Sunday morning don’t come from subpar music or uninspiring preaching, but our unrealistic expectations.
The Three R’s: Why Christians Sing
Mar 30, 2011
Christians sing together during corporate worship gatherings. Colossians 3:16-17 helps us understand why. Paul tells us that worshiping God together in song is meant to deepen the relationships we enjoy through the gospel. This happens in three ways (or three…
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