On Repeat

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Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For the Lord your God is the one who will go with you; he will not leave you or abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:6 I … Read More

The Direction of Worship: A Philosophy of Worship Music, Part 3

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Worship is adoration, physical or emotional acknowledgment of who God is and what he has done for us: it is our reply. Worship is directional. Corporate worship is a narrower, more focused take on that definition. When we gather, we do so to receive and to adore. We gather to receive the Word and the sacraments of forgiveness and grace, and praise Him together, as His body, corporately as one.

“Christ Be Magnified” A Philosophy of Worship Music, Part 1

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I am always looking for new music, and always revisiting songs we have employed in the past to bring back into the mix. As one might expect, I occasionally receive suggestions or requests of songs “we should sing in worship.” While these are always given with the best of intentions, and often from a place of personal joy and praise, I must always respond with, “I will take that into consideration.”

That They May Be Saved

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Paul’s writings are very evangelical. What I mean by this is that, even as he is correcting and encouraging his fellow believers about matters of lifestyle, and issues in the church, he is always pointing them to the unbelievers in their midst.

Gifted for Worship

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Vocation in our post-industrial society has come to mean something like a career or job. But the meaning can be more nuanced, even beautiful if we consider it from our doctrinal perspective. Dr. Luther had much to say about vocation. He asserted that God has put us where we are – in all facets of our lives – for His purpose.