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"
A few Sundays ago we had a baptism, and I found myself needing to fill in some empty space with music while the pastor prepared backstage. Without thinking, I flipped to one of my favorite hymns, Come Thou Fount, and led the congregation in singing it. As we drove to lunch after the service, my […]Read more "Monday Meditation – A Song for My Funeral…"
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"
If you were to ask me which religious song inspired me the most this past year, I wouldn’t hesitate to answer, The Love of God. This hymn, written in 1917 by F.M. Lehman, has inspired countless generations to reflect on the sheer magnitude of God’s love for us, and has always been a personal favorite […]Read more "“The Love of God”: Medieval Prayer to Modern Hymn"