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Book Giveaway in Appreciation of 700,000 views

September 4th, 2011 · No Comments · Blogging, Books, Christian Music, Church of Christ

The blog is quickly approaching 700k page views. When the blog hits it some time in the next week I will give away a copy of Megan’s Secrets by Mike Cope. All you have to do is be the person who was closest to hitting 700,000th view by commenting what # you saw on the […]

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Keeping God the Center of Worship

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Christian Music, Christianity, Theology, Worship

In theory God is the center of our worship but on an individual level it is not always the case. We realize we are singing songs to God but sometimes we push God aside and place ourselves in the center of it all. That sounds harsh but it happens. It happens when we get more […]

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The Intersection of Worship and Real Life

June 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Christian Music, Christianity, Exodus, Gospel of Luke, New Testament, Old Testament, Thankfulness, Worship

I have been reflecting on the connection between worship and real life and I was thinking about two passages in particular. In both of these passages of scripture there is a real event that God works through that results in people singing God’s praises. The first is in Exodus 15, the Song of the Sea. […]

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Tim Smith on Understanding Copyright in Worship

December 1st, 2010 · No Comments · Christian Music, Christianity, Worship

Just wanted to make anyone who needed this information aware of it. It is important that we know the laws and abide by them in our worship service – Thank God Jesus Didn’t Copyright the Gospel. This post lays out some of the laws and explains what CCLI is all about. If any of you […]

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Jennifer Knapp Comes Out of the Closet

April 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Christian Music, Christianity, Worship

I was disappointed to hear that Jennifer Knapp, Christian singer and song writer, is a lesbian. I love listening to her music and even have some in the car right now. Yesterday an interview appeared in Christianity Today where she talks about her decisions, relationship, and her music. There is so much I want to […]

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CCLI Top 25 Worship Songs

April 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Christian Music, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Worship

Here are the top 25 worship songs sung congregationally in the United States in February according to CCLI. They have a really nice tool where you can choose from different countries and see what songs are being sung the most. Report Period 409 – United States RANK SONG TITLE AUTHOR/S CCLI # 1 Mighty To […]

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How Does Your Congregation Introduce New Songs?

March 16th, 2010 · No Comments · Christian Music, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ

I am curious how the congregation where you worship introduces new songs. It is difficult to sing a brand new song on Sunday morning that no one knows. I am guessing that most either try it that way or else have a small group of people learn the song first (praise team or otherwise) that […]

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Gulfcoast Getaway 2010 in Panama City

January 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Christian Music, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Religion

I have been looking forward to Gulfcoast Getaway 2010 for some months now. It is starting Friday night and going through Sunday and is one of the largest Church of Christ college gatherings in the nation. With speakers like Randy Harris and Earl Lavender you can’t go wrong. The singing is great. The classes and […]

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Attractional or Distractional – Part 2

December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Christ, Christian Music, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Gospel, Jesus, Ministry, New Testament, Resurrection

The Attractive Draw of the Cross: When I watched the crucifixion seen in the Passion of the Christ I had to force myself to keep my eyes glued to the screen. I didn’t want to see all the blood and violence but I figured if Christ endured it, I can at least witness it. On […]

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Attractional or Distractional – Part 1

December 3rd, 2009 · No Comments · Apostle Paul, Christ, Christian Music, Christianity, Church, Church of Christ, Death, God, Gospel, Gospel of John, Grace, Jesus, Kingdom of God, Ministry, New Testament, Paradigm Issues, Religion, Resurrection, Sin

We hear a lot about attractional models of worship, evangelism, and all the rest “doing church.” I wonder at what point attractional becomes distractional. Moving Away from Worship as Penance: I don’t want you to mishear me here. I am not trying to say the duller and more irrelevant our worship services are the more […]

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