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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
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