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>> READ. Take your time, and read the passage below from Colossians 3. Let the Spirit of God speak to you through this passage. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another...

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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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Dear Christian Reader

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? (Romans 2:4 ESV) Dear Christian Reader,  When God looks at you he does not see a long list of your failures. He does not...

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Lay It All Down

I was reading this morning in Proverbs and James, and I also started the book Radical by David Platt. As I read in Scripture about God’s plans for us and how our desires get in the way, and as I read David Platt’s perspective on the way we worship in...

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More Than A Feeling

Disclaimer: This post is not about a girl I used to know that slipped away when I closed my eyes… but as I was reflecting on worship this morning, I was thinking about how often we base it, both corporate and private, on our feelings or how people respond by...

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Shhh…

By the age of 18, 90% of boys and 60% of girls are exposed to internet pornography.* “Shhh…” We don’t like to talk about that, especially in the church, right? It’s awkward. It’s embarrassing. It’s dark. It’s shameful. And I’m not talking just about internet pornography. I’m talking about pornography,...

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