I hope you can hear the sarcasm in my words — not ANOTHER worship blog. It seems that everyone these days writes a worship blog. Why would I want to add to the infinite and frequently trite discussions of musical styles, how to create the ever elusive “flow” or “groove,” or creating a proper worship atmosphere.
The truth is, I don’t want to add to those discussions. I want to write about things that cut deeper to the heart of what it means to be a worshipper — a disciple of Jesus Christ. These ideas flow from my discussions with other worship leaders, friends, and my family.
For my part, here is what I promise to anyone that is so gracious as to follow my blog posts and thoughts. I want to think about the topic of worship from new and creative perspectives — and while, for better or worse, things like musical styles will always have a place in the discussion of worship, I plan to avoid such surface issues unless I have something truly unique to say. I want this blog to be fun, creative, and thoughtful. And while I want it to be a place to read something new, I also want it to be something that will provoke discussion and deep thought about the real challenges of worship leading in our modern world. So here’s the list of my upcoming posts in the hopes that you might come back each Monday.
1. Sex, Lies, and Worship — A G (or maybe PG) look at the similarities between the rise in pornography and the popular church views on worship
2. How a Chronic Illness Improved My Ministry — The importance of a good annual physical
3. Long Live Latin! — Why it’s time to bring back Latin as the official language of worship
4. Part 1 of a 2 part series: It’s Time to Fire Your Guitar Playing Worship Leader — The tongue-in-cheek case for a full-time worship theologian
5. Part 2 of a 2 part series: It’s Time to Fire Your Classically Trained Music Minister — The tongue-in-cheek case for a full-time worship theologian