In my current 10 Blog experience, I came across this wonderful article by Andrew Peterson at the Rabbit Room site.
He wrote on the impact that singer/songwriter Marc Cohn had on his life.
And rightly so. He's such an under appreciated songwriter. Read Andrew's article if you've never really been a Cohn fan. So many great songs!
Be a Better Songwriter
Listening to guys like Cohn will inspire you as a writer. I'm challenged by his lyrical craftsmanship; and the way
In day 2 of my 10 blog focus, I'd like to highlight one article I read this morning that I thought made a very important point, not just for worship leaders, but all church leaders. Read it so you can better understand the context of what I'm about to say.
The 4 questions that Rich asks are very important ones for us all to ask, but not to ask in a way that stirs up provocation only. We need conviction and understanding for why we do the things we do in our churches. If there aren't good reasons why should we do them?
I was tempted to address all the questions, but I'll do the one I believe is so important for people to ask:
Do we have to have a Sunday service?
It's a question I've asked before (along with many other Christians I'm sure). What exactly is special about the day Sunday? Is it wrong to have a service on a Monday? The answer is of course no; it's not wrong.
But what if we're looking at it from the wrong angle?
So this is my first day in my 10 Blogs, 30 Days commitment. I'm gonna have my work cut out for me. This little challenge has turned into a large to-do list as well. I'm sure it will vary from day to day, but there will be much to learn and a lot to apply.
First and foremost, especially in light of this post by Rob Rash, I need to hold all of this before the Lord.
Like Rob, I totally enjoy blogging. I've been blogging since 2003 when Blogger first came out. Writing is therapeutic for me. I was encouraged by Rob's transparency with regard to his own blogging getting out of balance. His openness about this struggle was very good for me to read. Especially as I'm embarking on this silly, 30 day frenzy.
Leading Worship and Songwriting
David Santisteven has written an excellent post here on the wonderful privilege of
Never Stop Learning
I've been leading worship for almost 20 years, but I still have a ton to learn. Lately I've been a sponge for learning about songwriting, leading worship, and being creative.
I think it's vital for worship leaders and creatives to admit that they're not as great as they think they are. Sounds a bit like something from Romans:
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
(Romans 12:3 ESV)
I have to say, I've not been as