The Faithful Way to Sing to God? Mine.

On more than one occasion I have heard praise music called “7/11 music,” the same seven words sung eleven times. Because I tend to run in mainline church circles, this commentary is often served with a hearty serving of condescension and a generous side of superiority. After all, all that silly “praise” music is theologically [Read More…]

On this September 11th – a Hymn and a Prayer

It is hard to believe that is has been 11 years since that surreal morning when the world’s attention was focused on the attack on the United States. Watching the looping images of planes flying into the World Trade Center, the attempts at trying to understand what was happening and the subsequent turmoil that as arguably altered the [Read More…]

Bruce’s Charge and Benediction

Many of you have NEVER heard me us this benediction in the context of my day-to-day worship leading, but at some events I have been known to get my old-school liturgical groove on  For some worship services, the service is ended with the preacher giving what’s known as the the Charge and Benediction.  I use [Read More…]