Theology of Technology: Insta-Art
Nov15

Theology of Technology: Insta-Art

  Put it in the microwave, it’s faster.  Don’t do dial-up, get broadband…no, no, better yet, now we have wireless and the latest fiber-optic Internet.  Why?  Because it’s faster.  Google is pitching it, we’re clicking it, and every technology is promising it.  There’s a fascinating theology taking over the world, and that principle is speed.  Never mind the studies that prove fast-food is killing us, phones are infecting us, or...

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Worship in the Home Pt. 2
Nov14

Worship in the Home Pt. 2

The Opportunity of the Home In Part 1 of our series on worship in the home, we introduced a little word known as paideia. We didn’t really go into much detail about the word (This was intentional), but today we will look at this term a bit more deeply, and we will continue to press it out over the weeks to come.  What the heck does this word mean anyway? We know in the Greco-Roman model of education, paideia was a cultural...

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The Desert
Nov10

The Desert

    For the last several years whenever my family has more than a few days of consecutive vacation time we tend to flee to the deserts of Utah, soaking in the magic of places like Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and my all time favorite: Moab. The beauty of these arid spaces boggles my mind. I love the vast stretches of openness, unmarred by massed humanity, strip malls and suburbs. I admire the extreme essence of the...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0172, Interview with JBruMay (aka Jeremy Mayfield)
Nov10

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0172, Interview with JBruMay (aka Jeremy Mayfield)

Interview with JBruMay (aka Jeremy Mayfield) JBruMay is a recording/touring artist who has appeared alongside artists such as Big Daddy Weave, The Side Walk Prophets, and Todd Agnew. He joins us to talk about his Sing a Psalmand Unsung initiatives, and what he’s doing at his recording company in Nashville, Stock and Stone, to aid the local church in its artistry. Standard Podcast [ 37:25 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1213)...

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Worship is the Goal of Missions
Nov08

Worship is the Goal of Missions

  As worship leaders, our lives and leadership must reflect the gravity of unreached peoples. John Piper says, “Missions exists because worship doesn’t.” As those who have been commissioned to help lead people in worship, this must break our hearts. Worship leaders are a part of God’s story: we tell the story in song and in prayer. We are a part of the going and sending of the church. The Need for Missions Say among the nations,...

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Worship in the Home Pt. 1
Nov07

Worship in the Home Pt. 1

A new series from WMC and GCP. Following our Worship Leader Starts @ home. Today we’re beginning a series on what it means to worship and follow Christ in our homes. When I read material written on modern “Worship-Topics” these days, I find 80% of material is primarily framed and formulated for the context of the gathered church in a “building” or “organized service” of some sort. It is also framed around the idea of “Worship...

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Song Writing and Creative Writing Contests
Nov04

Song Writing and Creative Writing Contests

We want to include your talents in our upcoming projects in partnership with the likes of those in Nashville Studios, and L.A. and beyond: We know that we’ve had some super creative people visit our site in the past week. We want to take this opportunity to turn your attention to our creative writing and song writing projects that we are currently hosting between The Worship Ministry Catalyst and Garden City. For more...

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Responsorial Psalm 30: I Will Praise You, Lord, for You Have Rescued Me
Nov03

Responsorial Psalm 30: I Will Praise You, Lord, for You Have Rescued Me

Responsorial Psalm 30:I will praise you, Lord, for You have rescued me. http://www.worshipministrycatalyst.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Rescue-Response-Psalm-30_Jeremy-Mayfield_081215.mp3     Here’s a 3-tiered set of notes to whet your Psalm-singin’ whistle and (hopefully) help you resonate more deeply with this ancient, sacred song: Historical It’s estimated that David penned anywhere from 73-85 of the 150 Psalms. Psalm...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0171, Interview with Isaac Wardell
Nov03

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0171, Interview with Isaac Wardell

Interview with Isaac Wardell Isaac Wardell is a Presbyterian worship leader, teacher, and composer who primarily writes sacred music. He is the director of Bifrost Arts and is currently the Director for Worship Arts at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 2011, Relevant Magazine named him one of North America’s foremost leaders in modern worship music. In today’s episode we talk with Isaac about the...

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Isaac Wardell and JBruMay on Music and Culture
Nov02

Isaac Wardell and JBruMay on Music and Culture

  The Worship Ministry Catalyst in partnership with Garden City is proud to present Gospel Song Records and Isaac Wardell. Gospel Song Records is announcing their partnership with Bifrost Arts. Lead by Isaac Wardell, the music collective has released four full-length records and hosted numerous national worship conferences. Since its start in 2007, the continuing ambition for the group is to challenge and equip music leaders to...

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Responsorial Psalm 118: This Is the Day the Lord Has Made!
Nov01

Responsorial Psalm 118: This Is the Day the Lord Has Made!

  Let me begin by saying, “Buckle your seat belts–the holiday season is officially upon us.” While it’s easy to be immediately sucked into Christmas plans, gifts and decorations, Thanksgiving is a holiday that I choose to engage in, even if it has a smaller bling factor. Thanksgiving centers us in reflection and gratefulness. The Psalms, specially Psalm 118, offer practical words and actions we can use to...

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God our Teacher
Oct31

God our Teacher

Take care; do not turn to iniquity, for this you have chosen rather than affliction. Behold, God is exalted in his power; who is a teacher like him?”                                    – Job 36:21-22 ESV When we suffer… Reading about the life of Job can be terrifying. We read about a man who suffers, and not at the hand of something strictly evil, but under an affliction permitted by a “good” God. Not only is...

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What is Greatness?
Oct27

What is Greatness?

      I don’t know about you, but when I gaze into the heavens, and when I survey the earth and the nature therein, I’m brought to my knees in awe at the wonders of God’s artistry!  No human can deny that there is an awe and majesty to our universe.  It’s simply dumbfounding.  Sadly, however, I have to confess that my response to such encounters with beauty, and the realizations that follow, do not always lead me to a...

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True Beauty
Oct25

True Beauty

  This sounds like a mouthful, but please allow me over the course of the next few months to explain what is meant by the wording in the above statement.  As we contemplate and think through what is truly beautiful innovation and creativity, we must turn to the book of Titus for consideration.  In Titus Chapter 1, Paul very intentionally compares two lifestyles together to make a point: the life of an elder and the life of a...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0170, Persevering in Ministry
Sep20

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0170, Persevering in Ministry

Persevering In Ministry Sometimes it can be a challenge to keep going in ministry. We face challenges that have the potential to knock us down, and even out. The question we are addressing in today’s podcast is, how do we persevere when things don’t seem to work out like we thought they would? Standard Podcast [ 35:46 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1355)  Why don’t you chime in? Leave your feedback in the...

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Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0169 – Catching up with David & Kevin
Sep13

Worship Ministry Catalyst Podcast, Episode 0169 – Catching up with David & Kevin

Catching Up With David & Kevin It’s been another crazy busy summer for David & Kevin, so we thought we’d take a little time to catch you up on everything that’s been going on. It’s seems a little weird to do so, but we want you to know we’re real people who live real lives. On top of that, we know you care, so we thought you’d like to know! Standard Podcast [ 31:06 ] Play Now | Play in Popup...

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