Modern Worship Resources: Advent

The season of advent is a season of preparation and anticipation as we look back to Jesus’ first arrival at Christmas and await His promised return. It’s also the season that kicks off the church year. It’s a very important season, though it is often overshadowed by the celebration of…

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Modern Worship Resources: Holy Week

Even though the church I’m at now doesn’t strictly follow the Church Calendar, preaching on the specific readings prescribed for each Sunday, there’s one aspect of the Church Calendar that I really appreciate. It begins with Advent, moving swiftly from prophecy, to announcement, to the birth of Christ on Christmas.…

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Christmas Carols and God in the Flesh

With Christmas less than a week away, we’re about to be bombarded by a bunch of songs that we only hear once a year. Classic Christmas carols, some of which the church has been singing for centuries, are going to be a part of every Christmas Eve and Christmas Day…

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The Babe, the Son of Mary

I came across an article from Christmas 2013 by Aaron Armstrong over at Blogging Theologically about the best and worst Christmas songs last week. While the article was fine and for the most part I agreed with his choices of Christmas songs, the part that caught my attention was in…

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Modern Worship Resources: Christmas

Like I’m sure many of you would probably agree, Christmas has always been one of my favorite times in the church year. Spiritually, the incarnation and birth of our Savior is one of the most important parts of Christianity (without Jesus’ birth, there’s no suffering, death and resurrection…) but it’s…

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