Tag Archives: Worship

Best of July 2015

What are we going to do when we get home? When the two sons of the parable of the prodigal son both have returned to their father, what then? The answer is simple: they have to become fathers themselves. Sons … Continue reading

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The Church is Judging Me

“As an evangelical, I discovered while I was at Wheaton College that it was possible to dismiss the entire church as having gone off the rails by about 95 A.D. That is, we (evangelicals) with our open bibles knew better … Continue reading

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Church: a Non-Prophet Corporation

In case you have forgotten the gathering of the church isn’t for guests, visitors or the uninitiated. It’s for believers, the faithful, followers and worshipers of the Lord Jesus Christ. In case you have forgotten, your personal, private life is … Continue reading

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Deity in Humanity

I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet.  Revelation 1:10 The plot of Revelation is to reveal Jesus. Here is the author of this book – Jesus, … Continue reading

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de Grot – Cave of the Heart part 7

“The Christian alternative to war is worship.”  -Stanley Hauerwas Our worship of the Lord should not be performed as a duty, but as an act of devotion because we love our King. 2 Samuel 23:20-23 Benaiah was the son of … Continue reading

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“Bounce House” Sunday mornings

In my opinion it resembles a concert or a night club atmosphere. If we are always in the dark we lose the sense of the liturgical theatrics that we can have when it is more appropriate to be in the … Continue reading

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Why I’d Rather Worship With the Lights On

By J Lee Grady I’m not a traditionalist when it comes to worship. I raise my hands when I sing, and I’ve been known to break out in an African dance when the drums give me the appropriate rhythm—thanks to … Continue reading

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Clapping Christians

For some time now I have been “sitting on my hands” concerning all the clapping that Christians do. It is not as trite as it sounds, allow me to explain. We clap for “Harry Carey” preaching, public reading of scripture … Continue reading

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Artificial Presence

The church has developed a service rather than offering a Presence. Today’s church services are so predictable and scripted, you might even say full of ceremony and ritual. Every church has a liturgy, a prescribed form of worship, it just … Continue reading

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