Music ≠ Worship

Music ≠ Worship

In an effort to get my point across with a splash, I’m going to be hyperbolic: Singing a hymn at church is not worship. Playing guitar at small group is not worship. Humming along to a song in your car is not worship. Raising your hands on Sunday morning is not...
Worship: What’s The Point?

Worship: What’s The Point?

I need to say at the outset that “worship” includes any reverent engagement with, or response to, the Lord. It can include acts of service, financial giving, working, eating, writing blog posts … and singing. Bob Kauflin does a fine job further...
The Cross: Crucial in Worship

The Cross: Crucial in Worship

I love songs about the cross of Christ. There is no greater mystery, nothing that inspires more wonder, than the crucifixion of our Lord. It was the greatest act of both love and hate ever portrayed. It’s a manifestation of both the stratospheric height of...
Worship Music: For God or For Us?

Worship Music: For God or For Us?

I honestly see worship music primarily as a gift from God to us. It’s more of a blessing to us, for our edification and joy, than an offering to God or as “spiritual warfare.” It is more about receiving from the Lord than about giving to Him. This is...