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The Desert Experience

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I’m starting to get some gray hair.  I keep telling my kids that it’s my blond hair coming back in, but they are too smart for that nonsense.  The thing about gray hair is we think wisdom comes with it.  Unfortunately, time itself does not necessarily make you mature.  Wisdom comes from what you do with your experiences.

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The Psychology of Volume in Worship

I have noticed a shift that has taken place musically over the past 30 years, which greatly affects us as worshippers — since it affects us as worshippers, it greatly affects us as worship leaders.  I can’t speak for every church and every denomination, however I feel confident this affects most churches that have a “contemporary” style of music.

So, let me tell you my observation and then I will try to back it up with some examples.  The volume music is played at can have a direct result in how engaged a congregation is in worship.  

I’m cringing even as I type that.  Volume shouldn’t have anything to do with how engaged we are in worshipping the One who gave His life for us.  However, in my experience, for this generation it does.

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9 Lessons I’ve Learned About Worship

 

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Some time ago I started about thinking about what I felt were major lessons I’ve learned about worship. I started collecting the thoughts in a simple list to organize them for review and further development. Over time I would continue to add to it as I thought of more things. Below is a list of some of the most impactful lessons I’ve learned. This list is not all-inclusive and the items are not in any particular order.

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