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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The Future of Contemporary Worship

I think it’s time we consider abandoning the idea of Contemporary Worship in the modern church. This is probably the last thing you ever thought would come from me, especially seeing as I’ve been serving on worship teams and ministry teams to do contemporary worship since 1997 when I was but…

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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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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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Elements of Worship: Baptism

Baptism is interesting when it comes to music in the modern church. There are almost no modern worship songs about baptism. It shouldn’t really come as a surprise, as almost all modern worship music written in the past three decades come from churches that baptize older children and adults. In…

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