What Are the Limits to Governmental Authority over the Church?
As Christians in North America continue to transition from governments that were largely favorable or neutral to Christianity to governments that demonstrate... Read More
Government Regulations and the Gathering of the Church
With Tim Stephens’s recent arrest in Calgary, Alberta under the charge that his holding church worship gatherings outdoors was a violation of... Read More
Seven Reasons to Preach through Revelation
In 2009, I pastored at a church north of Detroit. Because I had intended to be there for a long time, I... Read More
Singing the Christian Experience
Singing has evolved dramatically throughout Church history. And like many other cultural phenomena, it is evolving more quickly today. This gives our... Read More
Why I Will Still Sing About Christ Being Forsaken: A Response to ‘Neither Forsaken nor Estranged from God.’
If you have not yet seen Dr. Mark Snoeberger’s recent article about the death of God in the death of Christ, I... Read More
On “Conservative” Worship
When a person self-describes as “conservative,” the meaning of the adjective can be elusive. Conservatism can be noble in one context and... Read More
If Churches Work for Artistic Excellence, Do They Risk Enlisting the Unregenerate in Worship?
Churches that are concerned for artistic excellence in worship will often employ unregenerate musicians to “lead in worship.” Though these individuals do... Read More
A Little Christmas Music?
The hymn “Joy to the World,” published by Isaac Watts in 1719, is one of my favorites. But it’s not my favorite... Read More
My Personal Take on Rap and Hip-Hop as Worship Forms
I’m finding myself somewhere between pity and embarrassment as I watch otherwise respectable middle-aged white men tripping over one another to be... Read More
Scripture or Zeitgeist as the Determining Factor in the History of American Hymnody?
A few years ago, Stanley Gundry wrote an article, “Hermeneutics or Zeitgeist as the Determining Factor in the History of Eschatologies?” (JETS... Read More