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Tag Archives: Worship
Many gifted songwriters, pastors, and artists serve local congregations with an eye toward both beauty and truth.
How we gather shapes who we are and what we believe, both explicitly (through the actual content of songs, prayers, and sermons) and implicitly (through the cultural ethos and personas).
It's surprisingly easy to get together and make music when there's a common commitment to keep Christ at the center.
Unlike the stoic legalist or safe churchman, the psalmist expressed the full range of emotions in worship.
That's the way music works. It teaches. It forms us.
Few things are more hypocritical than showing up to a worship gathering of the Friend of Sinners and bellyaching that other sinners showed up too.
Posture outwardly expresses an inward reality. Our body naturally acts the way our hearts feel.
The following are some of the basic principles by which we seek to plan and practice corporate worship at High Pointe Baptist Church. (As best as I can remember, these principles were influenced by a sermon series I listened to by John Piper on worship titled, 'Worship God'.)
In today's entry at the "For the Love of God" blog, D.A. Carson takes up Psalm 66 and the question of traditional or contemporary worship in the local church. As you might imagine, Carson doesn't advocate for either, but instead takes the discussion to a higher, more biblical level.