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Teaching Our Kids to be Worshipers

Teaching Our Kids to be Worshipers

What I Learned From My Father

What I Learned From My Father

The Psychology of Volume in Worship

The Psychology of Volume in Worship

How To Be Successful

How To Be Successful

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The Church & Its Mandate

The Church & Its Mandate

A friend of mine was in town for spring break a few weeks ago and while we were catching up with each other, we got onto a great conversation about The Church — it didn’t start out that way, but that’s where we ended up. Truthfully, I’ve been mulling it over for weeks and it’s been very challenging to say the least.

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Faith Like a Trampoline

Faith Like a Trampoline

As my kids have gotten older, and all their friends with them, I have begun to have conversations with some fellow parents about where life issues and matters of faith collide. We have friends whose children have decided they no longer believe in God or who make choices that are in conflict with God’s design for our lives. In addition, my wife and I are starting to see some areas in our faith where we no longer believe what we were taught growing up. We are in the process of untangling some of these areas from our faith. These two things have caused me to start thinking about how our faith should operate

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Confessions of a Worship Pastor

Confessions of a Worship Pastor

Over the years I’ve encountered many situations that forced me to deal with conflict. Naturally, I’m a non-confrontational leader. I’d prefer to have peace. However, what these situations have taught me are a valuable part of what God is creating me to be — not just as a “leader” but as a worshiper and follower of Jesus.

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Advent: welcoming Jesus

Advent: welcoming Jesus

If you grew up like me, you grew up in a home that did a great job of celebrating the birth of Jesus each year, but without much liturgy. I didn’t grow up in a liturgical church so it should be no surprise that liturgy wasn’t a part of our our celebrations. In fact, I didn’t really know what Advent was until I was a worship pastor at a church and my lead pastor said we should have Advent candles in our services this season. I said, absolutely…then quickly googled “advent candles”.

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