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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
October 29, 2015
When an international student moves to the United States, and starts watching American football or baseball, they are often perplexed. When a North... Read More
October 6, 2015
Ah, the old Trojan horse. You think you’re welcoming something innocent and wonderful into your life, and it turns out to be evil and... Read More
September 21, 2015
I knew it would be an emotionally heavy week. Recently, I participated in a Mental Health First Aid training offered by Mental Health Canada. In a... Read More
September 8, 2015
The River I spent much of my childhood at our family cabin up in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It’s a log cabin buried deep in... Read More
August 31, 2015
“You treated us like we were in kindergarten!” blurted Betty, the crusty older woman who had been a soprano in the choir I directed for... Read More
August 21, 2015
The Evolving Discussion of Worship and Mission Since the flowering of the church growth movement in the 1980s and 90s, conversations about the... Read More
July 31, 2015
Drills and Scales as Building Blocks Every good soccer or basketball team does drills to practice basic skills. Every good pianist or saxophonist... Read More
July 20, 2015
“People can’t worship when they’re learning.” I was working with another planner—I’ll call him Mike—on a... Read More