Blog

April 25, 2017
A friend of mine came to my office a few weeks ago. His congregation is beginning to think about a sanctuary renovation, and he wanted to talk... Read More
April 19, 2017
You can’t. Just accept it. It isn’t the role of the worship leader, worship coordinator, worship pastor or solo pastor to craft worship... Read More
April 13, 2017
Three times within the last week I have heard of churches that are letting people go hired professionals as well as seasoned volunteers, because they... Read More
April 4, 2017
Two weeks ago, I played the hymns for my grandmother’s memorial service. My uncles, father, and aunt had quickly gathered to plan the service,... Read More
March 20, 2017
Every congregation knows what it is to go through some kind of major change or transition. Most of us have experienced transitions between pastors -... Read More
March 13, 2017
I started walking last June because of a FaceBook challenge put out by a former student. My job is primarily sedentary, and the goal of 10,000 steps... Read More
March 8, 2017
A tag line from a decades-old infomercial still makes me chuckle: [announcer voice] “This ____ can be yours. Do not be fooled by more expensive... Read More
March 3, 2017
How do you end a worship service? It’s not a simple question, is it? In the first days of our congregation, ok, in the first years of our... Read More
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