Freebie # 82-Dave Yauk: We Need Better Storytellers
Dec09
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Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 4
Dec04

Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 4

Read this passage, and think about how Jesus has given up everything so he can get to you. Song Lyrics to Ponder:  Can’t you feel him in the room, all he wants is you … *For further reading in the Bible: Luke 15:1 –...

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Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 3
Nov27

Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 3

Today, read the passage and think about how Jesus finds joy in revealing himself to the people he loves. Song Lyrics to Ponder: I’m so sorry for all the wrongsWe’re broken singers with broken songsWe paint our pride and call it truthI’m sorry no one explained Jesus to you … *For further reading in the Bible: John 4:1 –...

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Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 2
Nov20

Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 2

Today, read through the passage and see how Jesus joyfully pursues those who deserve his love the least. Song Lyrics to Ponder: … if you’ve heard a knock at your front door, but all that you found on the porchis a pastor that just wanted to be right … … if you really want to pray to Jesus, but you’re never sure he’s listeningcause who could forgive what you did last night … I’m so sorry for what you’ve...

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Freebie # 77-Dave Yauk: A Guide to Singing and Living
Nov04
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Freebie # 73-Kyle Welch: Screenplays and Sermons
Oct07
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Freebie # 70-Isaac Wardell: Getting To Know Your People
Sep16
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Freebie #69-Kevin Twit: Can Music Help us Process Doubt & Struggle
Sep09
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Freebie #68-Dr. Ken Steorts: Nirvana Cycle
Sep02
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Freebie #66-Jordy Searcy: Empathy in Creativity
Aug19
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Freebie #64-Dr. Philip Ryken: Is Art for Slackers and Weirdos
Aug05
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Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 6
Jul31

Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 6

TARGET IN SINGING We’ve considered our singing through the use of these words; total, text and tone, and now we must add one more perspective to the list—our target.  Target with 1 – 2 – 3  Mike Cosper in his book Rhythms of Grace offers some helpful insight to our conversation here in what he calls “1-2-3 Worship.” He says that our singing should have three audiences or targets: God, each other, and...

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Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 5
Jul24

Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 5

TONE IN SINGING Recently, I found myself philosophizing with friends over the state of singing in the church[jm1] . We talked about how the church has grown too “happy;” wherein we pop songs like worship pills and it seems to stink of inauthentic denial.  Jesus, in his perfect, fully God, fully man state, here on earth, experienced the full tones of human emotion. He wept, he laughed and he got angry and tired[jm2], etc. He...

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Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 4
Jul17

Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 4

TEXT IN SINGING | Pt. 2 Continuing from Day 3, one more thing emerges for our consideration in our songs. If we think back to the words of Colossians 3:16, our singing is actually supposed to “teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, through singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs.” Dave Yauk in The Tempo of Discipleship: The Rudiments and Rhythms to Shaping Followers of Christ helps us devise some quick learning...

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Freebie #61-Aaron Niequest: Moving Beyond 4 Pop Songs
Jul15
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Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 3
Jul10

Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 3

TEXT IN SINGING  I hope we can all agree that songs are as important as the sermons from our teachers in telling the total story line of God. Our songs are important in total scope in how they develop a broader mentality, but this also does not negate the fact that songs are also important in textual specifics.  Those who write lyrics, or share them with others, are responsible for the words they put...

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