Why do we have “worship wars?”

At the moment I’m reading Her Heart Can See, a biography of Fanny Crosby.  The book plods along a big, but in the middle there is a wondeful discussion on the musical transition that took place during the mid-1800’s in Americal.  A movement began to improve congregational singing by moving away from traditional shape-note singing,…

Tech Support Memories

I used to do tech support.  Now I’m a pastor, which may very well be the spiritual equivilant of tech support.  Today I came across this post over on Crunch Gear about what tech support people really mean.  Basically, it nails us.  It made me reflect on the tactic I usually had to utilized to…

Are Digital Sermons Necessary?

I’ve lately encountered a disturbing trend on a number of blogs regarding the use of a projection screen in worship (particularly for sermons).  I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by this, given the “on/off” reactionary mentality of Protestantism, but at the same time it’s disconcerting.  What I’m seeing is the mocking of using a presentation…

A response to, “Five reasons to not give up something for Lent”

Update – looks like my comment on TC  has be saved from moderation limbo, I’ll leave this up though since people are commenting. Well, over at Think Christian I came across this post entitled “Five Reasons Not To Give Up Something For Lent.”  I posted these responses over in Think Christian – but the ether…

Oh Tweet!

On Tuesday I ranted a bit at our regional staff meeting for ABCNJ.  We had a missionary team in to talk about some of the challenges that are facing ABCUSA missionaries becuase they way the denomination is funding them has completely changed.  This change entails that the missionaries raise a certain amount of their own…

My Hero

Jim went to The Hero Factory and made himself a hero – so I figured I’d give it a shot.  Doesn’t quite have the “Geek-Pastor” dual class feel, but it was the best I could do.  What do you think?