“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene During the Summer of 2005 I had the once-in-a-lifetime experience of climbing the Great Wall of China – and it rained. As we trudged across the slippery stones, I remember feeling a […]Read more "Singing in the Rain – The Choice to Worship"
A senior adult shared the above cartoon with me a few weeks ago. He thought it was funny, but I wasn’t laughing. I’ve also heard a guest speaker at a ministry luncheon tell a similar joke, and while the older adults in the room laughed away, I noticed that all of the young people […]Read more "Worship War Weariness"
This weekend was, as usual, a wonderful one – and full of mistakes! While I wish I was the kind of person who always did things the right way the first time, nothing could be further from the truth. Every time I turn around I’m messing something up, or having something blow up in […]Read more "Meaningful Mistakes"
A picture of me standing on top of the William Wallace Memorial in Stirling, Scotland, overlooking one of the battlefields where Wallace fought for freedom. So it turns out time machines do exist… Any musician will tell you that music offers the ability to transport its listeners to another place and time, allowing you to […]Read more "Revisiting Scotland: The Gift (and Curse) of Musical Time Travel"
During our “snack break” in a preaching class last night, an Asian gentleman said, “You’re a worship leader. Can you tell me, what is the difference between Christian music and secular music?” Now that woke me up! Seriously. I really had to think about that one. Throughout history, each generation has held a certain collection […]Read more "The One Difference Between Songs of Worship & Secular Music"