Archive for the 'Worship' Category

An intimate relationship with God

“God desperately wants an intimate relationship with you!” Relax, I’m not going to spend the entire post bagging on this claim and those who make it. I will spend the greater part of this post explaining the problem that many Christians have with that statement, but you might be surprised where I end up — […]

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Brian McLaren on worship music

The (sometimes bewilderingly) controversial theologian Brian McLaren wrote an article in a newsletter (I think) in which he enunciates his take on where we are and where we should go in modern worship music. He addresses it as “An open letter to songwriters” (direct pdf link), and presents some well-stated observations and requests in his […]

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Weird worship

ElShaddai Edwards has tagged me with the Weird Worship meme, in which I am supposed to come up with five worship songs with strange, perplexing, or otherwise – well, weird lyrics. My peeps know I’m highly critical of worship songs in general, but this has been more difficult than I thought to come up with […]

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

How true Christians live

When the Church of Jesus When the church of Jesus shuts its outer door, Lest the roar of traffic drown the voice of prayer: May our prayers, Lord, make us ten times more aware That the world we banish is our Christian care. If our hearts are lifted where devotion soars High above this hungry […]

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

The heart of worship

I’ve been musing about this for years and have finally decided to put it down in electronic pen and paper. It concerns something I’m afraid is taken for granted by many people in the “worship movement”. I can imagine some who know me thinking that I’m just trying to justify what the generous would call […]

Sunday, September 16th, 2007