Is your church a spectacle in the right way or the wrong way?

By Elizabeth Prata Where are your eyes looking? What's claiming your attention? The church was the one institution whose mission depended on galvanizing attention; through its daily and weekly offices, as well as its sometimes central role in education, that is exactly what it managed to do. At the dawn of the attention industries, then, …

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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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Scripture photo: Love unmerited; and a praise to the Lord

I attended a church service today that was so sweet, so fresh, so fine, it sparked my thirst for seeing Jesus face to face all the more. Heaven's worship is going to be so wonderful, I can hardly think on it!The service began with five baptisms at the middle service. The pastor said there were …

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