Church, Music, and some other stuff

The “Secret Weapon” to Service Planning

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Long time no see!  I’ve been extremely busy these last few months and as a result, it’s been way too long since I’ve added a new post.  I’ll update you guys on what’s been going on with me at the end of this post! Now-a-days in church, the big thing in service planning is being “relevant.”  You know you’ve heard …

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Are You Numb To The Whole “Worship Service” Thing?

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One of the most awkward situations I’ve ever been in was a job interview for a worship position at a fairly large church in my city.  We went up to their media room and one of the two men interviewing me asked me to play and sing for them. They handed me a guitar and away I went with “Draw …

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Who’s Faking Worship In Your Church?

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As a worship leader, there are few things better than finishing a worship service where it seemed that everyone in the entire place was going crazy for Jesus. You know what I mean!  The service where everyone in the congregation is singing, jumping, lifting their hands, stage diving…ok, stage diving is questionable.  The point is, that it really makes a …

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Why It’s Better if Some Christians Just Shut Up

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*I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’m having a lot of fun with the crazy titles I’ve been using lately” Recently I was having a conversation with a person I met in Starbucks.  I noticed he was reading his Bible, so I politely asked what he was reading.  (I love to meet new people and have good conversations) We …

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Why Some Churches Are Crappy Places To Be

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Disclaimer:  If you’re new to my blog, I don’t always use crazy titles like this one.  I’ve just found it appropriate lately. I remember my first time to ever share my faith with someone like it was yesterday.  I wanted to invite a buddy at work to church with me. It took me months to finally gain up the courage …

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Why Religion and Tradition SUCK!

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I realize that my title for this post isn’t the most professional of titles. However, after much debate with myself, it’s the best way to put what I want to say.  Read on. Once when I was invited as a guest to play at a local church, I showed up early to set my gear up.  This church was very …

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3 Things You Should Know About In-Ear Monitors

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If you play music in church or in a worship band, you’ve most likely gotten, or considered getting, some in-ear monitors (IEMs). Especially as more and more churches switch from traditional floor wedges, to in-ear systems, more and more people are on the market for IEMs. I’m passionate about helping people, so today I want to give you the low …

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Why Do Christians Love To Argue?

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Today we’re going to talk about the trinity and why it is the correct Biblical view.  I’m kidding!  I say that because I felt like leading with a good example of what not to say around Christians …unless you’re planning on wearing a helmet and shoulder pads. It’s comparable to posting “Barack Obama 2017” on facebook.  You better get ready …

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Should We Allow Un-Saved Musicians to Play In Our Services?

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Quite often I’m asked my opinion of if it’s OK to hire unsaved musicians to play in a worship service.  I’ve heard this topic debated from every angle you can possibly imagine, and I’ve even seen it done a few times.  I mean, God can move through anyone, right? Let’s look to the Bible.  I believe this answer can be …

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Holding Hands In Church – Just A Few Observations

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Christians love to touch.  Whether it’s holding hands, putting arms around each other, hugging, etc., we just love it!  As someone with a personal bubble security like Alcatraz, I’m pretty sensitive to the whole touching gig. I’d say that this quality makes me very aware when touching is happening.  Specifically holding hands.  Here are a few things I’ve observed about …

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