Leading Worship: Old and Young (or, Hymns vs. Contemporary Worship)

The churches I have been part of are each a blend of old and young folks—as every family should be. The gathering of believers should in fact reflect a demographic of passionate twenty-somethings, loving grandfatherly types, playful toddlers, young newlyweds, empty-nesters… We all need each other! I’ve spent considerable time thinking about and studying church revitalization (resurrecting dying … More Leading Worship: Old and Young (or, Hymns vs. Contemporary Worship)

A Mindset Shift

Perhaps you have heard the story of a young bear cub who lived behind the steely bars of a cage until it reached the last arc of its life. Then its owners released it to the wild. They expected this adult bear to run loose, suddenly wild and full of deranged passion because it was free at last—but the bear was emotionally unmoved. … More A Mindset Shift