TOP TEN

It is Top Ten Day Yeah, Yeah – another insert and delay to Renew Your Mind. But it is the 10th – so it’s Top Ten Day – which I’ve missed the past couple of months. In honor of Walter, I am doing top ten Christian songs. I know many have their own favorites and…

Styles & Expectations – Weekend WOW

Each weekend, I explore a little more of the WOW – ‘Woke on the Wonder’ of worship. This week it is a little on the different personalities of different churches. About 17 years ago, Gene Mims wrote a little book entitled The Seven Churches NOT In the Book of Revelation. While limited in its scope,…

WOW Weekend Moment … a preacher to know

This generation of pastors need to know Vance Havner One of the more visible aspects of worship services are the preachers. Many will go past other church buildings to get to the church where they want to hear a particular preacher. I know I have been blessed the past few years to hear great preachers…

WOW … why we go to church

Each weekend, I explore a little more of the WOW – ‘Woke on the Wonder’ of worship. I encourage you to connect with the Intersect Project. Intersect is a project of Southeastern Seminary’s Center for Faith and Culture and the Kern Family Foundation. It exists to educate you to engage the intersection of faith, culture,…

Being Ghosted at Church … and I ain’t talking about the Holy Ghost

Each weekend, I explore a little more of the WOW – ‘Woke on the Wonder’ of worship. A modern phrase has entered into several of my conversations in the past week – Ghosted. Now previously, this phrase was connected to Patrick Swayze’s response to Demi Moore in Ghost …. where he only said “ditto” to…

Who do you hang with? — WOW WEEKEND

Each weekend, I explore a little more of the WOW – ‘Woke on the Wonder’ of worship. This week, it is about being around the table together. One of the weaknesses I had in the way I raised Calvin was my lack of an organized dinner hour. We probably spent more time gathered around tables…

Has Media Gone Too Far (WOW Worship Moment)

No Canned Music to Media Explosion I remember growing up, there were several churches I attended that swore there would never be ‘canned music’ in their worship services. That meant no cassette tape accompaniment tracks – or later, CD – and now, digital. They swore only live orchestra or piano. Now, I love live music,…

Who You Gonna Call? … The WOW Weekend Moment

It was 1984 and a soon-to-be classic was released in the theaters. Even today, the question “Who you gonna call?” is met with a loud – “Ghostbusters!” The theme song was nominated for an Oscar and the movie went on to produce 2 sequels (the latest in 2016), several animated series, video games, and became…

Big Church Small Church – Weekly WOW Thoughts

There is an old statement that every thing is bigger in Texas. And while it is true I saw a 30 foot Dorito’s bag outside the Frito Lays Headquarters (and I wish I got a picture with Peg leg, but missed it), those type of BIG things don’t appear every day. Yet, many churches in…

WEEKLY WOW – It’s About Victory – Not Defeat!

It is weekend – which means we are look at some point of the WOW of Worship. We have explored Awe, Attendance, Music (specifically the choir), and Prayer. This week is an element that has evolved over the years. And if you were to try to come to a consensus of form, you won’t. Some…