"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 … [Read more...] about Reflections on Worship and Music Ministry
“God is calling through the whisper of the Spirit’s deepest sighs.” --Mary Louise BringleWe’ve all done it. Whispering in worship, that … [Read more...] about Whispering in Worship
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 … [Read more...] about Developing Broad Bandwidth in Worship and Music
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 … [Read more...] about Are You a Minister or a Musician?
On Easter Sunday at Wilshire our Sanctuary Choir sang two great choruses from Handel’s Messiah, “Worthy is the Lamb” paired with “Hallelujah.” … [Read more...] about Hold Your Applause and Show Your Appreciation
Adult choirs still matter and these faithful singers when at their best contribute to the health of the church. A healthy adult choir both … [Read more...] about Healthy Adult Choirs (Still) Matter
On the book shelf in my office is a gift from a church member and former adult choir member, Frances. The ceramic plaque reads, “Singing is praying … [Read more...] about Singing Is Praying Twice
What do you do when you are challenged or when you bump up against your own competencies and comfort zone? In January, I had an opportunity to … [Read more...] about Learning as a Spiritual Practice
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 … [Read more...] about Is there a third way for worship and music ministry?