While I generally regard myself as a teacher, I do get the chance to preach from time to time. I had the opportunity to deliver this sermon on Psalm 122 at Christ Chapel’s West Campus on 12/8/19 entitled, “Tune our Hearts”.
For most of us, our relationship with the church is fairly … complicated.
Most of the time we love it: Church is our place of worship, our place of remembrance, our place of fellowship. It is a source of support in time of need, encouragement when we are weary and direction when we have gone astray. It’s our family!
But, like any family, sometimes it gets tough: there’s conflict, there’s disappointment, there’s division and there’s sin. There are seasons when we are out of sync with one another and we just can’t seem to get on the same page.
It’s complicated.Continue reading “Why Sticking With Church is Worth It”
The songs we sing in church have changed – and I’m not so sure I like the trend.
10 years ago churches were wrestling with the issue of what to do with ‘traditional’ services. Hymns vs. contemporary praise music was a divisive issue that church leaders had to wrestle with consistently. Today, the issue is all but gone. It is difficult to even find a church that offers a traditional service any longer. What happened?! Continue reading “I Want Our Hymns Back”