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: Confession of Faith

Today we Christians are a part of a family whose roots extend back to the time of Christ. So often we modern Christians forget that there has been 2000 years of Christian church history. Since the time of Christ, there has been teaching, preaching and discussion, clarifying and distilling the elements…

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Elements of Worship: Confession

John Dowden, the Bishop of Edinburgh in the 1880s said, “We lay down our burdens at the doorway before entering upon the praises of God.” When we approach our holy, mighty and perfect God, we become aware of the sin that we carry. The prophet Isaiah wrote about it in Isaiah…

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