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Feb 2018 22 Feb 22, 2018

The strong movement produces strong music. There is no greater movement and no greater passion than Jesus’ gospel, the power of God to save. The songs of the redeemed should pack passion, creativity, intensity, and be sung loudly to reveal the story of God and how that story collides with our lives....Read More

Feb 2018 5 Feb 5, 2018

In previous posts, we talked about why it was important for songwriters to write from scripture, and how to do it faithfully, creatively and regularly (make some goals!). Today I want to list some specific ideas, writing prompts, scripture passages, and examples that might help you get started....Read More

Jan 2018 5 Jan 5, 2018
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The theme of this year’s Doxology & Theology Conference is liturgy. During our time together, we will explore the various expressions of liturgical traditions and learn how critical Scripture is to our gatherings....Read More

Nov 2017 13 Nov 13, 2017
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If you're reading this and you currently have little to no discernible gospel liturgy in place, I'd like to offer three thoughts and one exhortation that I hope are helpful in your worship planning....Read More

Nov 2017 6 Nov 6, 2017
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How exactly should a songwriter go about writing from the Bible? I’ll explore three key concepts we need to keep in mind as we attempt to write songs from the Bible....Read More

Nov 2017 2 Nov 2, 2017

Intentionality is important with your craft and leadership, but also in maintaining the health of your own heart....Read More

Sep 2017 27 Sep 27, 2017

Some are instructing churches to turn down the music volume during their Sunday morning gathering. We cannot dismiss these arguments as complaints from old curmudgeons within the church, such as the argument that a lower volume of music emphasizes corporate singing. However, I’m not sold that the best way to encourage corporate singing is turning down instruments’ volume....Read More

Sep 2017 19 Sep 19, 2017

The goal of leading corporate song is to facilitate the joyful singing of God's people. Anything you do should tend toward their participation and full engagement. This means that your leading of the singing should be simple and predictable enough so that the congregation can jump on board, and also compelling enough that they want to jump on board. ...Read More

Sep 2017 6 Sep 6, 2017

In A Home and a Hunger: Songs of Kingdom Hope, singer/songwriter Caroline Cobb invites listeners to sing the story of God’s kingdom. Cobb has emerged as a unique and needed voice as she attempts to make biblical theology accessible for old and young, new believers and longtime Christians, for those who know their need and for those who think they’re doing OK. ...Read More

Aug 2017 17 Aug 17, 2017

The joy of the good news of Jesus outshines all other joys, making it seem like we must be dreaming, filling our mouths with laughter and our tongues with shouts of joy. So our worship services should feel joyful, right? On the whole, yes, of course, they should. But that is far from the whole story....Read More