Worship Leader’s Redux: Easter Weekend 2010 Part 1

I’m sitting at home enjoying a scoop of cookies and cream ice-cream. Easter Monday is a public holiday in NZ and so I’m savouring this time to unwind and catch up on errands and jobs around the house. But as I sit here I’m reflecting on the Easter Friday and Sunday’s services at Howick Baptist […]

To See the King of Heaven fall

In preparation for Easter weekend… … have a listen to this song (click through to see the video), and hear not just how Jesus Christ died, but why He was crucified on Good Friday almost two thousand years ago. Worship leader Jamie Brown aptly points out: It’s not enough to sing a song that says Jesus was crucified […]

On John Piper’s sabbatical

John Piper, preaching pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, MN, announced his upcoming sabbatical from all public commitments and explains why: “Noël [John’s wife] and I are rock solid in our commitment to each other, and there is no whiff of unfaithfulness on either side. But, as I told the elders, “rock solid” is […]

Technology tells us we can’t sing

ChristianWeek columnist Michael Krahn writes a perceptive column and points out the rising trend in people who say they cannot sing. An excerpt: “I see a parallel between the lack of confidence in singing and the world of visual images in tabloid and fashion magazines. Photoshopped images create unrealistic body expectations. In the modern era of music […]

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