Today’s churches are having a find time holding onto their worship leaders, and at times it seems that every song rubs someone the wrong way. Why is this? Kenny Lamm, the Worship Consultant for the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, has this to say about the situation: […]Read more "Healing the “Generation Gap” in Christian Music – One Song at a Time"
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"
Jammin’ to children’s tunes isn’t typically one of my favorite past-times, but there are some children’s songs that contain such deep meaning and such rich truth, that we ought to grasp onto them for dear life while we’re young and hold onto them for the rest of our days. One of these songs is […]Read more "J: Jesus Loves Me – The Simple Truth that Changes Everything"
For all of you “old-school” musicians who vehemently protest that modern worship music offers nothing of substance – certainly nothing that compares with the genius of Mozart and Beethoven – the Prague Symphony Orchestra is out to make you eat your words! In their 2010 release, Symphony of Praise, the Prague Symphony Orchestra took over […]Read more "Modern Worship with a Classical Touch: Album Review for “Symphony of Praise”"
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"