Thanksgiving Starts on Sunday
Nov 22, 2015
When 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, 2015
I 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, 2015
I 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, 2014
Whether 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, 2014
I 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…