Edify Conference – building the church in word and song – set list

It was a joy over the weekend to serve at the first Edify Conference, hosted at our home church (Howick Baptist). We had a great time opening the Word and considering the importance of what we do when we sing together as the gathered church. Cheryl and I were in Sydney for Emu Music’s Word […]

What dangerous idea has the greatest potential to change the world for the better?

These were my notes when opening this morning’s Easter Sunday service at HBC. Christ is risen; He is risen indeed! I’d like to ask you a question this morning: “What dangerous idea has the greatest potential to change the world for the better?” Four panellists were asked this question late last year in a Q&A […]

Declare your faith for those who are faithless

Earlier today I was listening to a sermon on Psalm 150 this afternoon. About halfway through, Daniel Montgomery made a good point regarding what we’re to do in our gathered worship: And here’s the deal – what you notice in the “what” of praise [referring to who Psalm 150 is directed to], is that it’s […]

What does the CCLI licence cover?

This is a helpful infographic from CCLI (the largest copyright administrators for over 300,000 Christian worship songs). Simply put, if you have a CCLI Licence for your church, you can legally do the following: Project song lyrics for use in congregational singing (using graphics, slides, etc.) Create your own customised songbooks or hymnals for use […]

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