Recently, I have been thinking a bit about how our self understanding of our worship experiences over the course of our life shape our current experience with worship. Have you ever wondered about that? When did worship “begin” for you? What traditions, communities and/or individuals nourished (or harmed) your experience of worship? What practices haveContinue reading “Your Worship Autobiography”
Oh come on, you’ve don’t lie! You have all thought the same thing! (HT: Homeschoolers Anonymous) ——————————————————– Growing up evangelical, I listened to a lot of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). I never understood the whole “rock music causes demons to eat your brain” mentality. But I did understand — to some extent — their pointContinue reading “50 Shades of Grey or Contemporary Christian Music Lyrics? A Quiz”
There was once a day when most theology books were written in order to elicit a worshipful response from the reader. This was especially true of books on Christology – these books were intended to make the reader see how awesome, powerful, gracious, kind and all out joy inducing Christ was. However, our theology booksContinue reading “Rejoicing in Christ”
Back in 2007 I went to Uganda for the first time. It was a life-changing, vocation shaping trip. On that trip I formed friendships (with my team and with Africans) that have persisted even to this day. It was on that trip that I think I realized for the first time the truly universal natureContinue reading “Regulators! Mount Up! (Or the Regulative Principle of Worship)”
This week I present to you a really cool worship song by a church in Santa Barbara, CA. It’s really creative. Enjoy!
Unlike some of the stuff I have posted recently, i.e. Hip Hop, today I present to you a song that is fairly ambient, places an emphasis on tone and atmosphere, and makes use of complex instrumentation in order to create a mood that is both melancholic yet hopeful. Enjoy! (HT: The Good Christian Music Blog)
Gospel music from right here in Los Angeles! I love L.A.
I have run into several people across the years who have been very adamant about the notion that as Christians we should not pray to the Holy Spirit, sing to the Holy Spirit, or worship the Holy Spirit. They say that all of our worship/prayer ought to be focused on Father, through Jesus. Are theyContinue reading “Do We Worship the Holy Spirit?”
Why do we do missions? Why do we invest so much money into sending people to the other side of the world to plant churches, to share the gospel, and to tangibly exemplify the kingdom? Why do people sacrifice their lives, their families, their hopes and dreams and desires for this thing we call “missions?”Continue reading “Missions – It’s All About Jesus”
I hear lots of people complain about how “un-theological” Hillsong’s worship music is. Well to those people I say … Take this suckas! HT: Michael Bird