Is there a third way for worship and music ministry?

Is there a third way for worship and music ministry?

I have been very fortunate for more than 30 years of music ministry to serve good churches where my deep passion and my best gifts were a good fit for the needs of these churches. Each place I served had its challenges, but this was often more about how I had to adapt...
A Letter to Wyatt

A Letter to Wyatt

Dear Wyatt, It was so much fun to get to be in Rock Hill for your first birthday party with your mommy and daddy and big brother, Elijah. It was a very quick 48-hour trip, and I wish I could have stayed longer, but I’m glad we live in a time when I can get on a plane...
What’s Right with the Church?

What’s Right with the Church?

Sometimes a book ends up in your hands at just the right time with just the right words.  Reading that kind of book is like meeting with a mentor or friend.  You read a bit and think. Maybe you write something in the margin.  It becomes a conversation.    A book like...
How Do Leaders Become Leaders?

How Do Leaders Become Leaders?

Recently my friend, Joe, and I were playing golf in Dallas. Inevitably when we play our conversation turns to church.  Joe is a trusted friend and former chaplain.  As we talked about the ebb and flow of church life we both spoke admiringly of our church’s...
Reflections on Worship and Music Ministry

Reflections on Worship and Music Ministry

“Tradition is the living faith of the dead; traditionalism is the dead faith of the living.” ~ Jaroslav Pelikan I am grateful that I serve Wilshire Baptist Church, where our worship tradition is alive and well. Recently I have been in conversation with our...