Avoiding the Post-Christmas Slump

You did it! You survived the worship leader’s busiest season of the year. Most of us work our tails off throughout November and December preparing for special events and additional services. By the time New Years’ arrives, many of us are exhausted and ready for a break. But there’s just one...

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5 Principles for Curating Worship

Being involved in leading worship, it would be helpful to see yourself as a curator of worship. A curator is one who cares for, selects, oversees, presents, and often interprets content. The worship curator truly acts as a pastor who shepherds a team of people involved in worship leadership. As a...

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What About Bob?

Originally posted on March 6, 2012. Remember the movie “What About Bob?” I have to say, it’s one of my all time favorites. The opening scene, with Bill Murray playing Bob who’s an obsessive compulsive so afraid to leave his apartment that he has to talk his way out, says...

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Worship Wars

I don’t love contemporary worship music. Never have. I tried liking it back in my early years of college—when I started taking Jesus seriously—because that seemed like the good Christian thing to do. But even the contemporary Christian artists that I could stomach better than others still couldn’t compete with my...

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Making A Mess And Meeting God

There’s something about brokenness and messiness that creates the perfect context for our imperfect selves to encounter the Living God. Mandy Smith put together a book of ideas and experiments called “Making a Mess and Meeting God: Unruly Ideas and Everyday Experiments for Worship.”

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