What’s the best way to worship?

Some words just beg for definition. When we use words like good or government or, for that matter, good government, we have to say what we mean. The same is true for worship. Often when we use this word, we are referring to the songs we sing at the beginning of a church service. We often specifically refer to that…

What It Means to Get Worship “Right”

In Jeremiah 2.12-13 (NRSV), God addresses the reality that His people have turned away from Him: Be appalled, O heavens, at this,     be shocked, be utterly desolate, says the Lord, for my people have committed two evils:     they have forsaken me, the fountain of living water,     and dug out cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns     that…

The Point of Church

Everybody comes to a church service on Sunday, looking for something. For some, that something is inspiring worship and engaging preaching. For others, it’s a sacramental experience and a sense of authenticity. For still others, it’s to feel something – and still others, it’s cultural relevance. In some ways, I guess, the list for what…