Worship Week: Opening Ceremony for Singing in Church

"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer." (Psalm 19:14)Such is the cry of my heart as we launch this opening ceremony to what I am calling Worship Week here at Bill in the Blank at Patheos.No, Mr. Bean will not be making a cameo -- although I've been told I inadvertently resemble him at times by my loving sister-in-law.One commentator called my recent post "Why I've Stopped Singing in Your Church" another battle … [Read more...]

Why I’ve Stopped Singing in Your Church

I love music. Truly I do.I love to sing. But you wouldn't know it on Sunday morning when I visit your church.I'm not talking to all of you, of course. I'm sure many churches, maybe even yours, get it right. I just haven't been there that often, I guess.My experiences with modern worship music in evangelical Christianity often leaves me not just silent, but wondering if I should be joining George Bailey in making a quick exit from the agony. To be candid, I know how to behave in your … [Read more...]


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