Ron Man

Dr. Ron Man was pastor of worship for twenty-two years at First Evangelical Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Now he serves the church as Missionary in Residence, teaching globally on the biblical foundations of worship, and posts free worship materials at Worship Resources International (, Worship Notes (, and Worship Quotables ( He is also the author of Proclamation and Praise: Hebrews 2:12 and the Christology of Worship (Wipf & Stock, 2007).

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  • The Ministry of Song

    Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery.
    Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
    speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit.
    Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
    always giving thanks to God the Father for everything,
    in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  • From Rebel to Worshiper

    “Why did Christ come? Why was he conceived? Why was he born? Why was he crucified? Why did he rise again? Why is he now at the right hand of the Father? The answer to all these questions is, “in order that he might make worshipers out of rebels; in order that he might restore us again to the place of worship we knew when we were first created.”

    A.W. Tozer, Worship: the Missing Jewel

  • More from Tapescrew

    This is the second of three letters from Tapescrew to his nephew Woodworm, in which he delights in the human tendency to resist dependence on “the Enemy.”

    My dear Woodworm,

  • A Letter from Tapescrew

    C.S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters consists of an imagined correspondence between the senior demon Screwtape and his young nephew Wormwood. Screwtape gives advice on tempting and leading humans astray. Lewis uses this correspondence to make some insightful and often biting observations about the human condition, and how easily we are deceived by the forces of evil.

  • On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther posted ninety-five theses on the church door at Wittenberg—an action that helped to spark the Protestant Reformation. Protestants of various backgrounds commemorate this act on the Sunday closest to Reformation Day (October 31) each year. In fact, all believers are indebted to the Reformers’ courageous stand for the purity of the gospel over against virtually all the civil and ecclesiastical forces of their day, armed only with an unshakable confidence in God and his Word. Many were persecuted; some paid with their lives.

  • Robert Nordling (see his article on p. 32) tells a story about taking his five-year-old son, Jackson, to a young friend’s birthday party: All dressed up, brimming with enthusiasm, Jackson rushes into his friend’s house to join the festivities. But when his father arrives to pick him up after the party, Jackson looks dejected. “What’s the matter, Jackson?” asks his father. “Didn’t you enjoy the party?” The answer is a terse no. “But you were looking forward to this party so much!

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