Is Music Worship? Do singers "lead worship"?

The selection of music in churches is important and is not based simply on preferences. Do not pooh-pooh the music by marginalizing it to a second tier of concerns and assigning it as simply a "preference." Music is doctrine, sacred music is unique to the redeemed because it is our response to His redeeming work, …

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(Updated) Unity is over-inflated. Let’s have more division, please. A report on the CCM free concert "We Will Stand"

UPDATED. Read the link at the end to see what true unity is.A live-streamed event is occurring online tonight (and in a real life place venue located in Brentwood, Tennessee) which has the potential to reach 40 million people. It is being billed as a Christian event, but we'll see more about that in a …

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"Is Your Church Worship More Pagan than Christian?"

Todd Pruitt wrote a great article titled, Is Your Church Worship More Pagan than Christian? It begins this way,There is a great misunderstanding in churches of the purpose of music in Christian worship. Churches routinely advertise their “life-changing” or “dynamic” worship that will “bring you closer to God” or “change your life.” Certain worship CD’s …

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Matthew West’s "Do Something" is a terrible, terrible song

There's a song that many Christians today are enjoying on radio: it's called Do Something by Matthew West. Apparently the background is that he was inspired by an American exchange student who went to Uganda and saved orphans from a terrible orphanage by starting her own.I'm inspired by proactive Christians who heed the Lord's call …

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Two examples of satan’s attacks through children’s ministries

"But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working until now, and I am working.” (John 5:17)God and Jesus and the Spirit are always working. We know this. But we forget that satan is always working too.I'm not equating satan with Jesus, but I'm reminding us that satan is restless, relentless, and remorseless.Satan prowls around like …

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A review of new contemporary music band: Rend Collective Experiment

Does the kind of music we worship in church matter? Yes, it does. In researching the state of the contemporary music bands for a blog essay I wrote a month ago, I came across a winsome new band from Northern Ireland called Rend Collective Experiment. Actually, they remind me of In Tua Nua (kudos if …

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Does it really matter what kind of worship music is played in church services?

"But now bring me a musician.” And when the musician played, the hand of the LORD came upon him." (2 Kings 3:15)To answer the question I'd posed in the title right away, yes, it matters. Here is why, from the bible.Bibleatlas.orgIn the scene above in 2 Kings 3, after Ahab King of Israel died, Ahab's …

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