Monday’s Influence Online Articles

Today, over at Matt Marcantonio offers some good advice for overcoming the generation gap at church. I interview Kristi Northup about worship ministry pet peeves for the #InfluencePodcast. Christina Quick notes a Pew Research report that finds evangelical Millennials more … Continue reading Monday’s Influence Online Articles

‘Come Up Here’ (Revelation 4:1)

Today, many American congregations are casualty-strewn battlefields of the “worship wars,” in which defenders of traditional hymns, pianos, and organs face off against partisans of contemporary choruses, guitars, and drums. Such wars, I fear, reduce the worship of God to a question of style rather than substance: “How do we worship?” instead of “Whom do we worship, and why?” Revelation 4–5 counters this reductionism with a mind-expanding vision of God and his Lamb, whose character and actions call forth our unceasing, full-throated, knee-bending “glory and honor and thanks” (4:9). Let’s take a closer look. The worship of God begins with … Continue reading ‘Come Up Here’ (Revelation 4:1)

The World Wide (Religious) Web for Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rod Dreher writes, “This poor old world, weary of words and endless strife, religious and otherwise, doesn’t need more theological books, sermons, doctrinal discourses and debates. It needs more saints. And more storytellers.” Defending the Constitution, and the Right to Be a Jerk. It’s about Terry Jones, natch. Why conservative Christians shouldn’t give Ayn Rand a pass. How should we talk about God online. Advice from James. (And contrary to this op-ed writer’s uncertainty, James wrote James.) James Nuechterlein: “It is the assurance of the gospel that should free Christians from the compulsion to grasp for the illusory assurances that … Continue reading The World Wide (Religious) Web for Tuesday, April 26, 2011