WMC Podcast, Episode 0206
Aug27

WMC Podcast, Episode 0206

Peer Pressure on the Worship Team How do you hold each other accountable on your worship team? How do you gently encourage improvement and exploration of our individual “growing edges”? The team has reassembled after a bit of a Summer break to tackle the topic. Also, please note that we skipped a number. We recorded Episode 205 at the beginning of July; however, we’re having trouble with one of the audio files....

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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 1
Jun26

Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 1

Day 1 | FOR THE MIND, THE BODY & THE SOUL Songs are important to us! They not only have the power to equip us for a good car ride, but the world is making every effort to perpetually define the style, the songs and the artists that are appropriate for the training of the human mind, body and soul. We must realize that God created singing, and thus as its grand architect, he knows completely its purpose and appropriate...

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Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 3
Jun19

Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 3

The idea of transposition is a photography term, but is helpful for us in how to see the world God has made when we apply it in the manner of the great Christian philosopher C.S. Lewis.  This way of perceiving the world—which photography and any form of art can help us understand—came to him one day when he came upon a toolshed in the woods.  He describes the occurrence; “I was standing today in the dark toolshed. The sun...

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Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 2
Jun12

Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 2

After his death and resurrection, Jesus reconnects with the disciples. Even after the fact, they still didn’t understand his purposes. Still caught in the lie that the Messiah would not suffer, they held fast to their conviction that Jesus would reign as a political King over Israel. The disciples, and everyone else, completely misinterpreted the Messiah as portrayed in the Old Testament. They missed that he would first become a...

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Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 1
Jun05

Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 1

Photo of the Father We all take photos, but I don’t think any of us really think about the truth behind what we’re actually doing. Hebrews 1b-3a can help us here: God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he...

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WMC Podcast, Episode 0204
Jun04

WMC Podcast, Episode 0204

Self-Care and Worship Team Can you minister authentically as a worship team member when you neglect your own spiritual and mental health? The WMC team dives into an authentic and vulnerable conversation about the nature of self-care, what poor self-care looks like, and their go-to activities to recharge. In addition, there is a ridiculous dialogue about how to properly cook steak, a few comments sure to offend listeners, and a Disney...

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WMC Podcast, Episode 0203
May14

WMC Podcast, Episode 0203

Sarah Kroger Discusses “Bloom” A worship release caught out attention recently. Sarah Kroger’s debut album with Integrity, Bloom, showed up in our inbox last month with a long list of production and co-writer credits that we couldn’t ignore including our friends Ross King, PJ Anderson, Audrey Assad, and Josh Blakesley. That was intriguing enough for us to give the album a spin. It certainly didn’t...

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Freebie #52-Jeremy Mayfield & Dave Yauk: “Shine On Us”
May13
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Honoring Christ In Technology-Day 3
May08

Honoring Christ In Technology-Day 3

The Book of Acts it is the story and history of the church. In it, we see the Apostles send letters, ride in boats, access modern trade routes and traveling systems, and preach in town squares and facilities related to the architecture and culture of that day. The Apostles were able to harness the highest forms of “tech” in the Roman empire to share the gospel. We should do the same. The Apostolic philosophy toward tech in...

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Honoring Christ In Technology-Day 2
May01

Honoring Christ In Technology-Day 2

God’s wise method for making himself known on the earth in something as simple as soil, meals, and a family is brilliant. Why?  We must first realize that God is timeless (outside of and unbound by limits) and can see the beginning of time as well as he knows the ending. It would seem logical that God not only saw our “today” while creating the world in Genesis, and in deciding how he would sovereignly lay out, orchestrate, and...

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Honoring Christ In Technology-Day 1
Apr24

Honoring Christ In Technology-Day 1

Have you ever wondered why God doesn’t begin the story of life with a 501(c3) non-profit entity? Why didn’t he begin with a building? Wall Street? A School? Why did God begin the story of life with a marriage, a family, and a meal (The Garden)? And yet, with all the technological advancements and church ministry advancements of the past two thousands years, it would seem that in all of our “evolvement” we struggle in keeping our...

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Honoring Christ In Improv, Acting, And Presenting Scripture-Day 3
Apr17

Honoring Christ In Improv, Acting, And Presenting Scripture-Day 3

Tom Boomershine talks about how we must once again start to experience old texts – and especially the Bible – orally as they were originally conveyed orally or, in the case of the Epistles, they were written in such a way as to be read orally to others. Tom read the passage in Mark about the calming of the storms and seas. He read it once as a sort of standard reading: the sort of thing you might experience in any given liturgical...

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WMC Podcast, Episode 0202
Apr16

WMC Podcast, Episode 0202

Let’s Get to Praisin’… Easter is just a few days away, and I’m sure worship teams are putting forth significant effort to prepare for the Greatest Day in history. In the meantime, put on your headphones and spend a little time with the crew for our latest episode. Niya kicks us off with an introduction to “One Gotta Go”, a new segment based on the popular social media phenomenon. Perhaps...

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Honoring Christ In Improv, Acting, And Presenting Scripture-Day 2
Apr10

Honoring Christ In Improv, Acting, And Presenting Scripture-Day 2

We have several actors presenting great talks over at MakeJesusCulture.com, Stephen Traphton among them, and the one thing they all seemed to have in common was the expression of the idea of incarnation: that an actor at his best understands, in a weird way, the work of the Son Jesus. Empathy – if this is truly a human act, an act of those who experience and participate in consciousness – mirrors the incarnation as a microcosm in each...

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Freebie #47-Joel Limpic: Creating in Community
Apr08
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