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Jun 2016 1 Jun 1, 2016

You have a unique gig, worship leader. You have the “enviable” position of getting as much face time on the platform every week as the lead pastor. Next to preaching, your gig is the most vocal and visible ministry in the church....Read More

May 2016 26 May 26, 2016

At this year's D&T conference, were celebrating the contributions of the Protestant Reformation, and we’ll consider how the Reformation shaped our faith, returned singing to the church, and continues to reform our practices....Read More

Apr 2016 26 Apr 26, 2016
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This helpful article from Charles Spurgeon was published in his monthly publication, The Sword and the Trowel....Read More

Apr 2016 19 Apr 19, 2016

Here are resources I suggest for finding excellent songs that capture the richness and Word-centeredness in view in Colossians 3:16....Read More

Apr 2016 14 Apr 14, 2016
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In a matter of years, Steele became one of the best-loved names in hymnody. Just as Watts was crowned the “father of English hymnody,” Steele has been called the “mother of the English hymn." Since her day there has not been a woman hymn-writer who has matched Steele’s ability and nuance with the doctrinal fidelity and care she demonstrates....Read More

Apr 2016 13 Apr 13, 2016

Every once in a while you stumble across a historical figure whose voice speaks—no, shouts—with all kinds of contemporary relevance. For me, that figure is Thomas Cranmer, and the more I get to know him, the more I am inspired by this theologian, pastor, artist, and worship leader. If Cranmer is remembered at all, he is often caricatured as a wishy-washy politician, flitting to and fro in the winds of the whims of the mad King Henry VIII....Read More

Apr 2016 1 Apr 1, 2016
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Easter is not the "Super Bowl of the church." Easter is not the day we suit up, march onto the field and win the game for Jesus. Easter is the day we fix our eyes on the resurrected Christ. Easter is the day we gather together to remind one another that Jesus has already won for us....Read More

Mar 2016 24 Mar 24, 2016

Alas! and did my Savior bleed, And did my Sovereign die? Would he devote that sacred head For sinners such as I?...Read More

Mar 2016 21 Mar 21, 2016

For the Glory of God: Recovering a Biblical Theology of Worship by Daniel I. Block. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2014, vii + 410 pp., $34.99, hardcover. Daniel I. Block, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, writes from the conviction that “true worship involves reverential human acts of submission and homage before the divine Sovereign in response to his gracious revelation of himself and in accord with his will” (23). Block seeks to elucidate thi...Read More

Mar 2016 11 Mar 11, 2016

The word "yet" brings together what I intend to do and what I actually do, though more often than I like to admit, there’s a significant gap between those two things....Read More