“Worship Leader”?

“Worship Leader”?

I hear the term all the time, but it still makes me scratch my head in puzzlement. Of course, those who use the term “Worship Leader” are referring to the person who directs the music during a church service. But is such a term accurate? Is it biblical? (I...
What Makes for Good Worship?

What Makes for Good Worship?

I’ve been serving in my church’s worship team regularly for the past few months. We have five services each weekend, so I can’t help but think about the songs I’m playing on stage. I’ve found myself wondering how we on the worship team...
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” is a Transitive Verb

“Worship” is a Transitive Verb

What’s wrong with the following sentences? “I threw.””The boy washed.””She picked up.” What’s wrong is that the verbs are transitive verbs, and require a “direct object.” Those sentences omitted this...