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Grow a healthy worship ministry, avoid 'war'NASHVILLE (BP) -- When Mike Harland joined LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer a couple of years ago on the "Rainer on Leadership" podcast, he never imagined those conversations about music ministry would lead to writing a book.
On Nov. 1, B&H Publishing released the fruit of those discussions, "Worship Essentials: Growing a Healthy Worship Ministry Without Starting a War!" by Harland, director of LifeWay Worship.
"Dr. Rainer began having me pretty regularly as a guest," Harland said. "His audience is largely pastors. We began to talk about worship issues, and the podcast became a safe place to address those pastors' questions about worship ministry."
The audience responded overwhelmingly to the dialogue. Read More
Survey sees mix of orthodox belief, shifting opinionsNASHVILLE (BP) -- Six in 10 Americans say religious belief is a matter of personal opinion. For 7 in 10 Americans, such religious beliefs include one true God existing in three persons -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But an increasing majority of Americans deny Jesus has always existed and many say the Holy Spirit is a force rather than a personal being.
Those are among the findings of a new study of American views on Christian theology from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.
"When the majority of Americans believe religious belief is more personal opinion than objective truth, then we expect to see contradictory beliefs [as well as] beliefs that change over time," said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Stories around the casket
Visitors' fond remembrances at her father's funeral visitation help Wendy Baker see the value of Christians sharing their joys over ways God has blessed them. Read More
Where have all the organists gone?BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Has playing the organ become a dying art?
What has happened to the organists -- the ones who read three staffs of music, dance on the pedals, maneuver multiple manuals, pull organ stops, push pistons, manipulate swell and crescendo pedals and follow a director -- all at the same time? Is there no one else to sit on the bench where "Aunt Sally" sat for 40 years? Read More
SBC DIGEST: Point of Grace & LifeWay partner for new albums; conf. center leader Taylor caps 38 yrs. of service; Boyce College team treks to Houston flood zonePoint of Grace partners with LifeWay for new albums; Alabama conference center leader Buster Taylor caps 38 years of service; team from Boyce College treks to Houston for hurricane recovery work.
Point of Grace partners with LifeWay for new albums
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Grammy-nominated singing trio Point of Grace has partnered with LifeWay Worship to release a new album and will soon begin work on a second.
"Sing Noël," Point of Grace's first album with LifeWay, features 10 new arrangements of beloved carols and Christmas favorites, including "Angels from the Realms of ... Read More
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