Your Role in Reviving Christian America, Part 4 – Seek God’s Face

Your Role in Reviving Christian America (Pt 4) Seek God’s Face      This really goes hand-in-hand with prayer.  If you want to have a fervent relationship with someone, you must pursue that relationship deliberately.  This is true for dating, marriage, parents/children, or any other significant relationship.  A purposeful, meaningful relationship does not happen by … Continue reading Your Role in Reviving Christian America, Part 4 – Seek God’s Face

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A Research Paper on the Effects of Rhythm

Growing up, I had often been told that one of the reasons CCM was harmful is that it often used "backbeat"; emphasizing beats 2 and 4 instead of 1 and 3. Much of the independent Baptist literature regarding music hinges on the assertion that backbeat is harmful. A little while back, while working on my … Continue reading A Research Paper on the Effects of Rhythm

Thoughts for Singles

Coming into my last semester of Bible College, I faced every student’s two worst fears: I had nowhere to go after graduation, and I was single. God soon gave me an opportunity to serve at the church I am still at today, but it took a few more years to find a wife! I had … Continue reading Thoughts for Singles

Why You Should Sing Psalms (And How to Do It!)

As we’ve examined the book of Psalms, and the development of the Psalter, I hope that you’re interest has been piqued. My desire is for you to look at the Psalms with a newfound appreciation. However, we don’t live 2,000 years ago; we live today! Are Psalms really worth singing today? Absolutely! First of all, … Continue reading Why You Should Sing Psalms (And How to Do It!)

Psalm-Singing: In the Church

This is my third post on the art of Psalm-singing; you can see the other two here: Psalm Singing: An Introduction The Composition of the Book of Psalms Psalm-singing has a wonderfully storied history; from its roots in the Old Testament temple worship, it’s compilation by Ezra into its present form, to its continued use … Continue reading Psalm-Singing: In the Church

Psalm-Singing: The Composition of the Book of Psalms

I’ve lately become very passionate about the art of Psalm-singing. I am convinced that is not only very helpful in our spiritual lives, but a biblical command as well. In this series on Psalm-singing, my goal is to argue for greater emphasis on singing Psalms both in private and church life. In my previous piece … Continue reading Psalm-Singing: The Composition of the Book of Psalms

Psalm Singing: An Introduction

I’ve recently become very interested in Psalm-singing. I can’t say that there was anything in particular that sparked this interest, other than really taking a look at this verse: Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, … Continue reading Psalm Singing: An Introduction

Guest Post: Kevin Higginbotham – Worthy of Worship: A Call to Lively Congregational Singing

There has been and will be many sermons preached, articles written, and cases made for enthusiastic congregational singing.  It is such a vital part of the worship service – as a pastor I know often points out, the music portion of a church service is the part of the service directed to God, whereas the … Continue reading Guest Post: Kevin Higginbotham – Worthy of Worship: A Call to Lively Congregational Singing

Guest Post: Micah Bosworth – Expressive Praise and Worship: Is it Biblical?

When I was a kid, and even in my teenage years, I would often make fun of, and mockingly mimic people who were expressive during congregational songs of praise and worship. It seemed to always get a laugh with my friends in the youth group since I grew up in a pretty conservative church. Whenever … Continue reading Guest Post: Micah Bosworth – Expressive Praise and Worship: Is it Biblical?

Graduating Bible College? Consider Helping a Church Planter

I was facing most Bible college students’ two worst nightmares coming into my last semester: I had no idea where I was going after graduation, and I was single. Thankfully, God soon opened a door for me to go to Foundation Baptist Church in Sammamish, WA; getting married took a little longer, but that’s happening … Continue reading Graduating Bible College? Consider Helping a Church Planter