Blog

July 10, 2017
There are some ideas I can’t get out of my head, even if they might not be very good. One idea is that it could be fun to play with pots and... Read More
July 5, 2017
Our administrative committee recently conducted pastoral evaluations which included congregational wide surveys about the general worship life of our... Read More
June 23, 2017
Rest is fleeting. Rest is fleeting not like a vapor or a memory, rest is fleeting like the next rung on the monkey bars—you know it, you can... Read More
June 6, 2017
When we arrived in our current pastoral call, one of the pleasant surprises my wife and I discovered was a Manse where we could host large groups of... Read More
May 25, 2017
It’s been a good year to reflect on Reformed identity in the context of corporate worship. The 500th anniversary of the Reformation has... Read More
May 19, 2017
One evening 15 or so years ago, as I stepped out onto our front porch, I encountered a surprise guest, or I should say, several surprise guests. An... Read More
May 16, 2017
A True Story The youth group had just returned from a week-long mission trip to a large, urban center. While there, they learned a rap-style... Read More
May 4, 2017
A Practical Guide for All Ages A Successful Experiment This past Lenten season the worship committee of my church encouraged congregational... Read More
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