It has perhaps become THE criticism of modern worship songs: replace all references to God with the name of your boyfriend (or girlfriend), and you have a song virtually indistinguishable from the love songs of top 40 radio. Read more
Early in my training for ministry, one of my mentors told me that good preaching was like a good BBQ. You’ve got to take your time on the prep work. You can’t rush through it or skip over parts ...Read more
What if I’m not in a particularly thankful mood? What if my congregation is facing or enduring a tough situation? Manufacturing thankfulness for an hour of worship sounds trite and inappropriate. Read more
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By Michael Borgert, Martin Dam, Andrew De Gelder, Ken Vanderhorst
Four ministers in the Christian Reformed Church met in Strathroy, Ontario, to come up with ideas for an Advent series.Throughout the Advent journey, Isaiah 9:6-8 was read as well as various texts from the gospel of John. Read more
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