A Sunday morning meditation

A Sunday morning meditation

For those of us who lead Sunday worship through singing and playing, it’s easy to grow complacent. Only the Word of God can keep our minds renewed and give us constant sobriety for the ministry to which the Lord has called us. “Without me, you can do...
On Consensus and Creative Expression

On Consensus and Creative Expression

“If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.” ~ Juan Ramón Jiménez Creativity has its limits. We’re made in the image of God, but that image is still broken and cries out for restoration. Until that ultimate restoration through the reign of Christ, our...
News and Updates

News and Updates

  In case you missed them, here are some resources we’ve posted since the last update: New song: “Sovereign Ruler.” Pastor Todd Murray has penned a new song in response to the recent tragedy in Little Rock. The video is posted; lead sheet will...
Poured out and remembered always

Poured out and remembered always

“Charis-Kairos (Tears of Christ)” – Makoto Fujimura   Sunday afternoons for me are a small but valuable window of rest between the morning and evening services. They’re also a time to put in a great deal of thinking — without much...

Why we love hymns (fixed link)

Our post yesterday had a bad link, sorry! Here’s the corrected post: _____________________________ Our church sings hymns. Lots of them. But what do we mean by a “hymn”? And why are hymns important? You can read about how we define a hymn, and why...
The False Dilemma of Emotional Worship

The False Dilemma of Emotional Worship

A false dilemma, also called a “false dichotomy,” is a logical fallacy in which only two extremes are purported to exist. Suppose someone asked me if I adore cats. I’d answer that I do not. If they then retorted, “So you’re telling me you...