Are You Supposed to Be Where You Are?

There’s a song out right now on Christian radio stations that’s pretty popular. Right now, it seems to be on everytime I get in the car. I’ve heard people talking about the song and their interpretation of its message, and how they really feel like it’s speaking to them. That…

Continue reading

Holy Week: The Gospel in Real Time

Holy Week, the week beginning with Palm Sunday (also known as Passion Sunday) and Easter Sunday, is a unique time in the church. The rest of the year, we move quite quickly through the life and ministry of Jesus. In December, we spend 4 weeks leading up to Christmas and…

Continue reading

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.…

Continue reading

Worship Leader: You Shouldn’t Play that Song

A few months ago, I spent some time with another worship leader here in Grand Rapids evaluating our worship song libraries. I revamped my library in Planning Center a couple years ago, but it was due for a revision. There were categories were missing, categories that needed to be split up,…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading