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The Trailer and the Movie

“When we worshiped yesterday,” he began, “I told the congregation that our ninety minutes together was just the trailer for the movie, a tiny glimpse of the kingdom to whet our appetite."

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Worship Resources for 9/11

As we approach the 15 year anniversary of 9/11, here are some resources for worship that will help us come to God with both lament and trust.

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Preparing for Worship in a Crisis

It happens all too often. . . an act of violence and terror strikes a community and the mayor calls the community to prayer. So who plans the service? This is something worth thinking about proactively.

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Enough Room for Everyone

When I picture that mic stand, I'm reminded of Jesus’ intentional endeavor to enfold the least, the last, the lost, and the little. It may seem like that spot was only significant to our friend, but to be honest, it meant a lot to me too.

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Jane Austen, Balance, and Worship

For some people – many people, maybe – modern worship styles and spaces are a major draw. But are we missing the retro crowd? What do we offer people looking for a feeling of continuity with the past? 

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Mother's Day Planning for Your Church

While Easter and Christmas often monopolize your planning efforts, research from LifeWay suggests you need to be intentional about preparing your Mother’s Day service as well. 

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Worship Is Like Orange Juice

I was once told that worship is like orange juice. Sunday worship is the concentrate but you need to add water to week experience it all week. Do you ever have days you don't want the concentrate? 

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A Cure for Busy

Time has become the most valuable commodity in our culture and its scarcity is one of our leading stressors. And ultimately we are too busy for God. What's one to do? Here's my modest proposal. 

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Learning to Speak

We can all point to different styles of musical worship that do or do not resonate with us. But there is far more to worship and our relationship with God than just the music we sing on Sunday morning.

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Worshiping the Triune God: The Prelude

As much as I enjoy a few quiet moments before the worship service to prepare my heart for what is coming, I’m actually more concerned about the preparation that occurs throughout the week.

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Home at Last

It's with these words: "Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ" that I can breathe easier and silently acknowledge ... ah .... 'Home Sweet Home.' 

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Excellence vs. Community?

The moment I have to tell someone that their voice isn’t good enough, or that they’re not called to preach or teach children, my confidence ebbs. Who am I to make those kinds of calls?

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Defining Awesome

Familiarity doesn’t necessarily breed contempt, but familiarity has, it seems, taken the awe out of awesome. Can we still use the word awesome to describe the creation of the world? 

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Worship Spotlight: Living Water

Living Water CRC is a dynamic new ministry meeting across the street from Calvin College, led by Pastor Josiah Chung. If you have the opportunity, be sure to check out this welcoming church!  

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Does Sin Not Matter Anymore?

What is our music teaching about consequences of sin? Despite their catchy melodies, I’ve never liked these songs because of the way they talk about sin. Sin does matter. I am not flawless. 

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