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April 11, 2016
CRASH. I rocked back on my heels awkwardly, hoisting a 6 foot long wooden rod parallel to the floor, while avoiding smashing into the dingy closet... Read More
April 4, 2016
I said it at the Calvin Symposium a few months ago, and I’ll say it again. And nobody’s paying me to say this. It’s just true. John... Read More
March 24, 2016
We were late to the church we were visiting after we’d made a wrong turn. While my husband took the children to children’s worship, I... Read More
March 16, 2016
Each week we come forward. Young and old. Spiritual veterans and rookies. Adolescents walking as if propelled by jet engines or ample caffeine.... Read More
March 10, 2016
My wife and I had an interesting experience at this year’s Calvin Worship Symposium. It happened Thursday night at the Covenant Fine Arts... Read More
March 3, 2016
Someone recently introduced me to the website www.challenge.gov. It is a list of competitions set up by 80+ agencies across federal government. Its... Read More
February 23, 2016
Eleanor Vander Linde loved music! She hummed through her housework, she sang in the church and community choirs and she provided music lessons for... Read More
February 11, 2016
I am a frequent lurker — and occasional participant — in an online discussion group on Facebook. It is comprised of worship pastors and... Read More
January 28, 2016
Throughout church history and across denominations, God’s people have given a privileged place within worship to the reading of the Ten... Read More
January 19, 2016
I live just outside Hamilton, ON (Canada), a city of half a million that boasts one professional sports franchise:  the Hamilton Tiger Cats of... Read More
January 11, 2016
Many churches are struggling to appeal to Millennials. Generally speaking, Millennials are those who are born between the early 1980s and the early... Read More
December 3, 2015
Insights from My College Students About What Helps and Hinders Worship I recently taught a class on worship and theology to an insightful group... Read More