Monthly Archives: September 2013

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

How Do We Model Corporate Worship?

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This post is a part of a series that starts HERE. Ok, so now we have a picture for what corporate worship is, but how does a worship band go about modeling it? It’s got to be complicated, right?¬† Nope. … Continue reading

What is Corporate Worship?

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This post is a part of a series of posts starting HERE. So, if the worship of Jesus includes the adoring, revering, being in awe with, having confidence in, and being totally satisfied with Jesus, what is corporate worship? It … Continue reading

What is Worship?

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Perhaps the greatest example of worship we get to read about in the Bible is the vision of John in Revelations chapter 7. Here are verses 9-17. 9¬†After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could … Continue reading

What is the Worship Team’s Alternative to the Performance Machine?

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This post is a continuation of a series that started HERE. Ok, so if the Performance Machine is a no-go for worship bands, what is the alternative? When I was younger (before the beard was grey) and a brand new … Continue reading

Why the Performance Machine is at Odds With Leading Worship

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This post is a part of a series of posts that starts HERE. Ok, so the point I made previously is that any musical performer is operating on the same basic performance machine. He is working on his craft in … Continue reading