Church, Music, and some other stuff

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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Do You Make This Mistake When Planning Your Services?

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The other day I showed up a little early to a surprise birthday party for a friend of mine. And yes, I know the “cool” people don’t get there till late, but it doesn’t quite work that way with surprise parties. You’ll just end up missing the surprise. Anyways, when I got there, it was like I walked into onto …

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Worship Music and Playing by Ear: 5 Big Reasons

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Sure, you can play every set/song staring at some sheets of paper, spend your days frantically searching online for chords,  always annoying people by asking them for chord charts, waste money by paying for them… Or You can learn to play by ear! Worship musicians seem to be the joke of the music industry these days.  Why?  Because it’s filled …

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New Worship Albums You Have to Have

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I get asked all the time about new worship music I’m listening to, so I decided to dedicate a post to it. As far as new worship music goes, there are a few albums that have been released in the last couple of months that have really stood out to me.   This list is in no way comprehensive and …

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Stop Worshiping, It’s Time for “Special Music”

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I was recently at a church service where they actually still have “special music.” I say actually because I thought everyone did away with “special music” years ago when the pilgrims died. I’m joking, and I don’t mean to offend you if your church still has “special music,” but there are just a few things about special music that I …

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How prepared are you for church?

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We’re all tired of the “that’s good enough for a church” attitude.  We’re sick of people expecting church to suck.  We want to bring our best to the table every single day because that’s the only way to bring honor to God.  So what can we do about it? Musicians: When’s the last time you sat down with some worship …

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Battling the “That’s Good Enough For A Church” Attitude

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There is nothing that sets a fire inside of me more than a “that’s good enough for a church” attitude.  I’m going straight for the point.  The church has celebrated mediocrity for way too long. When I was younger, I remember going to a church where the band was awesome.  The vocalists were great! And I’ll be honest and say …

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What Nickelback Can Teach Us About Worship

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It’s becoming more apparent in our culture that being a famous band or singer is becoming less and less about creating great music and more about an image that people think is “cool.” I chose Nickelback as an example, but there are plenty of “radio-pop-megastar” artists that could fit into this. And before you think I’m just going to bash …

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Does Your Church Worship?…Do You?

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This is part six of a seven part series on what we can do as leaders to break through religion when it comes to worship!  I have all of the posts listed at the bottom. Nothing breaks my heart more than being in a worship service at a church that doesn’t express worship, and to look and see the pastor …

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Sweet Lorraine

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Oh man! This video got me in a “the first 10 minutes of the movie Up” kind of way!  This is exactly what I needed to counteract what I saw at the VMA’s. Please do yourself a favor and watch this! We need more song writers like Fred.  I miss Lorraine, and I never even met her. Enjoy this post? …

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