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February 24, 2017
I have a confession. I’m a Reformed Protestant worship director who attends Mass at a Catholic parish on a regular basis. Others in my position... Read More
February 22, 2017
One of the themes I loved to stress back in the days when I taught a university course on “Foundations of Worship,” is that worship... Read More
February 16, 2017
This is the Golden Rule of radio. People like listening to songs that they know because of the feelings and emotions that came with hearing the song... Read More
January 30, 2017
I occasionally consult with churches who are looking for renewal and revitalization in their worship. Often these churches tell me that they are... Read More
January 20, 2017
Worship is Work Worship is a verb. It requires work. Work in preparing all sorts of elements with moving parts including many people. Can it ever... Read More
January 12, 2017
Right now, people are talking about the intersection of worship and work. Is corporate worship simply a place to leave our troubles at the door and... Read More
January 10, 2017
On January 6 (at least in the Western Church), we celebrate Epiphany, marking the revelation of Jesus Christ to the whole world. The central biblical... Read More
December 12, 2016
But the Lord said to him, “Go, because this man is my chosen instrument to carry my name before Gentiles and kings and the people of Israel. -... Read More
December 7, 2016
This Advent season, on the eve of the five hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, I’ve been thinking a lot about the theology of... Read More
December 1, 2016
Several years ago, I wrote a prayer for Thornapple Covenant Church to use during Advent. It is based on the meditation exercise called “palms... Read More
November 23, 2016
Not long ago I was speaking at an evangelical Christian college in the Midwest. After my presentation, a young woman, a leader of the praise band in... Read More
November 16, 2016
I remember the first time I used my great aunt’s recipe for ginger snap cookies. I was meticulously following her handwritten notes, certain... Read More