Whispering in Worship

Whispering in Worship

“God is calling through the whisper of the Spirit’s deepest sighs.” –Mary Louise BringleWe’ve all done it. Whispering in worship, that is.  Maybe it was speaking to a squirming child or perhaps it was a comment to our pew-partner that simply couldn’t...
Developing Broad Bandwidth in Worship and Music

Developing Broad Bandwidth in Worship and Music

A Wilshire church member walked up to me after worship recently and said: “That’s two weeks in a row. Sanctuary Choir is singing so well!” I said, “Well I’m glad our batting average is getting better,” and we both chuckled. That morning as part of a deacon...
Are You a Minister or a Musician?

Are You a Minister or a Musician?

Many years ago, I interviewed for a position as Minister of Music with a church in a college town. It seemed like a good fit for my gifts and I could imagine myself having a long and productive ministry there. There was a point in the process when my wife and I were...
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...