This will get you ready for Sunday when we gather to sing! Bob Kauflin develops our thinking about singing here. Excerpt:
Singing is meant to be a whole-hearted activity. Emotionless singing is an oxymoron. God gave us singing to combine objective truth with thankfulness, doctrine with devotion, and intellect with emotion.
No more standing in silence! Unless of course you are all choked up because of the love of God through Jesus Christ.
Do this and you’ll help keep yourself from being a church slacker on Sunday: After reading, click print, trim with scissors, place in the front of your Bible, and read on Saturday night. These ideas (brought to us from 9Marks) will help you be an active participant when you gather to worship with your brothers and sisters this coming Sunday (and every Sunday). Read more…
Ray Pritchard (writing from China) shares about preaching in a house church on Monday here.
Here’s how he ends . . .
Sometimes you think, “I would like to see the real thing.” We saw it on Monday morning in Dalian, at a village somewhere on a dirt road, along an alleyway with trash strewn at the end, in a little building where Ginny and the faithful believers carry on the great work of our Lord.
I hope to sing this song with our congregation next time we remember and celebrate around the Communion Table.
Check this guy out – He nails it!
There’s an awful lot being written about the state of worship services in Christianity these days, and I rarely (actually, never) have anything original to say about it. But every now and then somebody says something that is a little helpul to me and I like to pass it along. Today, I read this post by Bill Kinnon. His reason for writing the post scratched right where I itch.
At Out of Ur, Scot McKnight makes one of the most original and thought-provoking comments on worship that I may have ever seen. He clearly and concisely articulates what I think is wrong with worship and the design of worship services in our churches today.
I just purchased it and have listened through it twice while working on my sermon this morning. It’s mostly men singing at the Together for the Gospel Conference. I highly recommend you purchase it and let it encourage you. On it is a song every church should learn and sing. . . unless of course you only want to sing “Jesus is my boyfriend” songs. . . Read more…
Chris Tomlin is probably this decade’s most influential Christian lyricist and worship leader (think: How Great is Our God, Forever, Here I Am to Worship). We at GLBC sing his songs regularly and they seem to be well-liked. Recently theologian and evangelical commentator John Stackhouse has posted some pretty strong thoughts about Chris Tomlin and his music. Read this post and let me know what you think of his analysis.