True Christmas Spirit

Want a true worship experience this Christmas? Sufjan Stevens’ 42-song collection of chrimstas songs old and new, mixed with some classic hymns like Amazing Grace and Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing had me in tears and truly worshipping. And, come on, how could I not like a artist who’s record label is called Asthmatic […]

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What Are You Waiting For?

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”—which means, “God with us.” (Matthew 1: 22-23)It’s Christmas time… a season we equate with so many “things”. Lights, trees, the colors of […]

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Songs to Do Next

One of the overwhelming things about being a worship leader is deciding what new songs to tackle next. There’s a lot of great stuff out there, but there is also just as much junk. The basic stuff I look for when choosing new songs are 1.)Does it honor God? 2.) Is it theologically correct? 3.) […]

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Everlasting God

…is my favorite new song. It’s been with me since I first heard it. That never happens to me. Watch New Song Cafe on the song here. Listen to it here

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Songs about the Holy Spirit

Blech. What is it about this topic that every song written about it makes me want to plug my ears? This is the thrid time in three pastors I’ve had to deal with this topic in worship. And all the songs out there are terrible. Yuck.Maybe I’m not looking in the right place, but I […]

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Landmarks and Going Thru the Motions

This is a great post. I appreciate blogs on worship because they are leaders like me, in the fray, leading a group of people who are often more concerned with going to church than actually being the church. I don’t get to just “go” to church. When I’m there I’m either leading worship or behind […]

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My New Guitar

What I’m listening to: The Eames Era’s Second EP A Martin D-15. Complete genuine mahogany construction. Herringbone decal rosette. East Indian Rosewood fretboard. I’ve been drooling over it for months. Sometimes, after a crappy day at work, I’d go into the sound booth at the local music shop and just play. The dark, rich tone […]

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Surprise!

What I’m listening to: Waterdeep’s Live at the New Earth I’m not called to be a worship leader. Not that ever felt 100% confident to be worship leader…because if God spoke to me in a still, small voice or a loud boom, I completely missed it. Wouldn’t be the first time. However, I know I’m […]

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A Worship Leader’s Responsibility

Over the last several months I’ve been specifically thinking about the responsibility of a worship leader. Beyond the physical aspects of choosing music, organizing teams, planning the projection of songs, leading devotions at rehearsals, etc. I’ve been slightly erratic in my thought process – it seems to always be in the back of my mind, […]

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Colson missed the mark on this one

What I’m listening to: A mixed tape I found in the process of packing from 2001. Hee. I haven’t listened to a tape in years. I came across this article:Musical Mush I’ve always respected Church Colson – his work, his teaching, his books, his amazing ministry work. But I disagree with him. First of all, […]

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