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Hark! Skipping Christmas carol verses discouragedNASHVILLE (BP) -- As worship pastor Andrew Lucius selects songs for Christmas worship, he is considering specific needs in the Georgia congregation he serves. Among his conclusions: singing only the first verse of familiar carols could leave worshipers spiritually malnourished.
The widow "who's going through the Christmas season the first time this year without her husband ... needs more than the first verse of 'Joy to the World!'" said Lucius, associate pastor of music and worship at Bull Street Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga. "She needs to sing, 'No more let sin and sorrow grow, nor thorns infest the ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Sing with your spouse
To strengthen marital bonds, writes columnist Joshua Jenkins, Christians should sing hymns with their spouses. Such singing will "spite the devil," he writes. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Seven reasons to praise the Lord
Praise God in all circumstances, writes columnist Todd Gaddis, "rather than looking back at the end of your life and wishing you had praised more." Read More
iPad apps used to 'round out' worship teamNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- For churches with worship bands, finding and keeping enough trained musicians to play all the instruments can be a struggle, said Darryl Ferrington, a music professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. But he's found the use of iPads and apps to be a way to fill in the gaps.
Ferrington spent the past year studying the use of iPads as instruments for his sabbatical project. What he found should serve as an encouragement to churches that struggle to find musicians to lead corporate worship. ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: 'It's time to fly!'
Nate Adams marvels at a flight attendant's cheerful demeanor, highlighted by her short exclamation spoken with childlike wonder and enthusiasm. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Spirit & truth in worship
Jason Allen underscores the balance between spirit and truth in a church's worship. If either is taken to an extreme, it can "tilt the worship service in an unhealthy direction, hindering the growth of God's people and leaving the worship service in want." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: 'His glory is our reward'
Christians are not "heavenly real estate brokers," Joshua Crutchfield writes, noting that the focus of the Gospel is far more than an eternal destination; it is God Himself. "Fortunately, we do not have to wait for death to enjoy God," he notes. Read More
Music & worship draw focus of Baptist theologiansSAN ANTONIO, Texas (BP) -- A biblical argument for congregational singing, insights for planning worship and a case for multigenerational worship services are among the music-related topics being discussed by Southern Baptist theologians.
Such topics were featured in at least eight presentations on biblical worship at the most recent meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. At least five of those presentations were given by scholars affiliated with Southern Baptist-related institutions. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Sunday morning expectancy
Eagerness and joy can mark your Sunday worship, Diana Davis writes. After all, she notes, "The Lord's Day is approaching, and our great God is worthy of our true worship." Read More