Category Archives: Worship

Let Us Not Orphan Ourselves

As a professional musician and a Christian with at least a small amount of formal theological training, I am more than a little interested in the musical practices of the church, both within and beyond corporate worship. In a previous … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Doctrine, Music, Music and Theology, Music and Worship, Practical Christianity, T. David Gordon, Theology, Worship

Stop Looking for a Perfect Church!

My maternal grandfather died in 2009 at the age of 90. I wrote a bit about him here several years ago. In my mind he was and is a supreme example of what a Christian man should be: hardworking, gentle, … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Lord's Day, Practical Christianity, Presbyterianism, Salvation, Theology, Worship

On Choosing a Church Home, Part Two

After publishing Part One of this short series back in September, I had hoped to take up the topic again in October. The brother of our Lord warned his readers to always consider their plans to be tentative at best, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Calvinism, Christian Sabbath, Confessionalism, Doctrine, Evangelism, Lord's Day, Practical Christianity, Predestination, Presbyterianism, Providence, Redemption, Salvation, Theology, Worship

Fourteen New Year’s Ruminations for 2014

In the nearly eighteen months that I have been “blogging” I have already discovered that an occasional break from my weekly writing schedule is necessary and helpful. Indeed, this post comes in the middle of a “scheduled but unannounced” hiatus … Continue reading

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Reflections on the “Worship Wars,” Part Three

The Role and Execution of Music in Worship According to the Book of Church Order of the Presbyterian Church in America In my previous post on this topic I provided an extended summary of how I believe we should think … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Confessionalism, Doctrine, Music, Music and Theology, Music and Worship, Practical Christianity, Theology, Worship

Why I am a Presbyterian, Part Two

Several weeks ago I posted my first article on the topic “Why I am a Presbyterian;” today’s post is a continuation and conclusion of those thoughts. Before beginning there I provided a few caveats, which will apply to this piece, … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Calvinism, Confessionalism, Covenant Theology, Doctrine, Doctrine of Vocation, Evangelism, Practical Christianity, The Future, Theology, Worship

Reflections on the “Worship Wars,” Part Two

In the first part of my discussion of this topic, published back in November, I spent most of the space simply defining terms. After all, so many in the church debate the question of “traditional” versus “contemporary” music in worship, … Continue reading

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