Worship is about you, me, and us – but mostly God: reflections on the songs we sing

I grew up in the contemporary evangelical church. Many people in my life have noted that rather than completely cut myself off from my roots, I have a tendency to integrate what I perceive to be the good. Although that may have to be the topic of another post, today I want to reflect on [Read More...]

Why singing “Our God is Greater” *might* make our God seem less great

There’s a song that has now made its rounds in the evangelical church circuit. This song is commendable on many levels. First, the melody is catchy. If you haven’t listened to or sung this worship tune, you can check it out here: Second, it’s a song with lyrics that are all quite true. I will [Read More...]

Is Worship all about ‘Me and Jesus’ or ‘Us and Jesus’?

I invite you to watch a 3 min video where I reflect on whether our worship music and liturgy ought to be change from individualized language to plural, specifically as a correction to the abundance of individualism in the United States.  I would love to have you watch this brief video and give me some [Read More...]

A Vision of Worship: Pete Rollins, Rob Bell, and Encountering the Divine (Mike Krause)

I’ve been a teaching pastor for close to 14 years, which means that for a decade and a half, I have passionately and wholeheartedly devoted myself to this thing we call worship. So, when I caught this glimpse of Rob Bell’s interview with Peter Rollins, about his forthcoming book Insurrection, I was intrigued to say [Read More...]


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