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A Question of Survival

I recently had lunch with a good friend who, like myself, spent a large portion of his ministry career as a worship leader… and we have the battle scars to prove that we served churches who were in the midst of transitions in their worship style. During the course of our lunch conversation, my friend asked a really fascinating question: “What do you think is going to happen to the thousands of...

Worship Wars

Have you ever heard the phrase “Worship Wars”?  It is frequently used to describe what has happened in many of our churches over the last couple of decades as worship styles have changed. The two words that make up the phrase “Worship Wars” ought not to go together.  Worship is holy and sacred.  Wars can on rare occasions be justified, but most often they are the opposite of holy and sacred....

Are you a spiritual trainer?

The term “personal trainer” has become common over the last few years as more and more Americans have a desire to get in better shape and win the battle of the bulge.  A personal trainer is one who guides you through the process, showing you what you need to do to achieve your fitness goals. Have you ever thought of yourself as a personal spiritual trainer?  If you are a pastor, minister, teacher,...

“Moving” Thoughts

CNN’s Roland Martin has a piece posted on the website yesterday that is not what you normally read on CNN.com: Continue to pray and meditate on being in a place where you are constantly being fed and taught. And if it feels like you are going over the same lessons over and over, don’t fret and begin to badmouth the pastor and the deacons. That could simply be God’s way of saying that you have...

Blest Be The Tie

I have a confession to make: I am a Baptist.  I’ve spent most of my life around Baptists. Over the years I’ve discovered that in Baptist churches there are a lot of things that are common to almost all of them.  Just like you can walk into a McDonald’s anywhere in the world and order a Big Mac and know it will taste the same, you can go to most Baptist churches and find a lot of the same things on...

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