Category Archives: Christianity

A Name is More Than Just a Word

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I attended a friend’s senior college recital this weekend, and afterwards was listening as her father prayed a blessing before eating. He spent quite some time thanking God for his daughter and her effort over the last four years. Maybe … Continue reading

Being a Dad Rocks, Even When Your Kids Grow Up

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I’ve always enjoyed being The Daddy. Having an excuse to play with toys, watch cartoons, geek out on video games, and eat popcorn for supper at a movie is an awesome list of perks, but the kids themselves are the … Continue reading

Why Can’t We Just Have It?

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I’ve been watching as many of my believing friends and family are having to lose something that they had put a lot of hope in. In a couple of cases, it was a dream (like being able to be a … Continue reading

Ministry is Simpler than We Think

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I’m one of those people who, when given an idea or opportunity, pull a Geronimo and go ‘charge!’ headlong into it. I’m either so interested in a thing that it becomes an obsession or I want nothing to do with … Continue reading

Married for 30 Years?

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Today is Deanna and Eddie’s 30th wedding anniversary. When I say that in a crowd, everyone’s eyes go big and they notice (again) the number of white hairs in my beard. Their eyes go big because most folks can’t conceive … Continue reading

Why This is Better

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This is the last post in a series that started HERE. It’s hard to sum up a topic that it seems should be so obvious: Worship teams worship, performing bands perform. Why do we make everything so complicated? I’ll tell … Continue reading

His Glory or Ours?

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This post is a part of a series that starts HERE. As I start to wrap this topic up, I’d like to talk about a passage from the New Testament that we can often read right over. I think it … Continue reading

The Power of the Performance Machine

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This post is a part of a series that starts HERE. By now, there are lost of possible reactions to what has been said regarding the difference between performers and worship leaders. For many of us, laying things out like … Continue reading

What is a Worship Team’s Motivation?

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This post is a part of a series that starts HERE. So by now any performance-oriented worship band members who are following this conversation are concerned about one thing: motivation. “If we take away the desire to be great musicians, … Continue reading

The Worship Team’s Role

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This post is a part of a series that starts HERE. So if a worship band is focusing on worshiping instead of performing, can you imagine some tactical differences in how they would operate? First, the performance machine’s job is … Continue reading