Added by Daniel Lyle on February 1, 2012 at 3:28am — No Comments
Corporate worship... We all do it... But do you know why we do it? Why go to church on Sunday mornings when you could just sit at home in your PJs watching your favorite televangelist? In their excellent book, Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe, pastor …Continue
Added by Daniel Lyle on January 30, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments
In his book, Doctrine: What Ever Christian Should Believe, Mark Driscoll draws six observations about worship out of Hebrews 13:15-17.
Continue15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16Do not neglect to do good…
Added by Daniel Lyle on January 19, 2012 at 2:59pm — No Comments
How do we judge the success of our church's worship ministry? Maybe we judge it by our worship leader who maintains a presently manicured faux-hawk (yes I am aware of the irony) and waxes eloquently about having an all consuming passion for Jesus. Maybe we judge it by our worship band who always plays the hottest new songs "just like the CD's." Maybe we judge it by the genre of music our church triumphs. Maybe as worship leaders we judge success by the number of people who come up to us…Continue
Added by Daniel Lyle on January 16, 2012 at 10:57pm — No Comments
Just the other day I read a post by Bob Kauflin, What Goes On at a Sovereign Grace Songwriting Retreat? As I was skimming through the commets I came across the following comment...
"I’d be interested to hear about your success rate. How many of the songs produced by…Continue
Added by Daniel Lyle on January 4, 2012 at 2:47am — No Comments
Music is pretty core to worship and lets face it, music can be pretty divisive. So for a worship leader criticism is just part of the job. How you deal with that criticism can have a big impact on your personal job satisfaction. Here are four tips for managing criticism in your worship ministry.
I love to make comments as a worship leader. Comments present great opportunities to draw people's attention out of the world and into the Word. But if comments are not well formed and stated they can be distracting and have the opposite of the intended effect. Here are a few tips that I have learned about making good comments in worship.
Nothing is more distracting during a worship service then a worship leader who is…Continue
Added by Daniel Lyle on August 24, 2011 at 12:26am — No Comments
Added by Daniel Lyle on August 19, 2011 at 11:49pm — No Comments
24 I say, "O my God, do not take me away in the midst of my days, Your years are throughout all generations.Continue
25 "Of old You founded the earth,
And the heavens are the work of Your hands.
26 "Even they will perish, but You endure;
And all of them will wear out like a garment;
Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed.
27 "But You are the same,
..."Hymns are full of rich theological content." VS. "Contemporary songs are trite and repetitive."Continue
..."Contemporary music is emotionally engaging." VS. "Hymns are dry and stuffy."
..."Hymns are singable." VS. "Contemporary songs are difficult to sing."
..."Contemporary songs are culturally relevant." VS. "Hymns are unable to…
Added by Daniel Lyle on July 25, 2011 at 1:24am — No Comments
“Hymnus est laus Dei cum cantico; canticum autem exultatio mentis de aeternis habita, prorumpens in vocem.”
Translation: “A hymn is the praise of God with song; a song is the exultation of the mind dwelling on eternal things, bursting forth in the voice.”
-Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
Added by Daniel Lyle on July 23, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments
We all know that pop-terms to describe the church and matters of the church come and go... Maybe the most popular being, "WWJD". Another term related specifically to the subject of worship is "Audience of One". The basic idea behind the term, "Audience of One", is that our worship is to be solely directed to God and no one else. However, I have recently been thinking through the implications of this statement and feel as though I have some ground to challenge it's…Continue
Hey WTR family, I could use some help...
In an attempt to stay engaged with our church congregation/culture I am developing an online survey that will give people in the congregation an opportunity to offer feedback on our church's Sunday morning worship service. I could use your help coming up with good questions that would serve to provide us with the best information.
Here are a few basics to consider as you help me brainstorm:
-By "worship service" I mean…Continue
Added by Daniel Lyle on December 28, 2010 at 2:55pm — No Comments
Some of you might be familiar with the thread that I started last year entitled "Do we really need all this crap?" I wanted to bring the thread to the forefront of WTR because I believe it has generated a lot of good discussion about a subject that behooves every church musician to consider. I.e. What do we really need to worship God.
The disscusiton has generated many exelent comments by WTR members and I encourage you to read through each of them. I have included my…Continue
If you have yet to see the “Sunday’s Coming” video (not the classic message by Tony Campolo) you should check it out. […Continue
Added by Daniel Lyle on June 23, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments