Social Issues · Theology

The Creation and the Creator: A Reflection on the Death of Artists

The past couple of years has seen the deaths of many celebrities and artists. It seemed to begin around the drug induced death of Scott Weiland, the former frontman for Stone Temple Pilots in late 2015. The following year saw many more deaths, among them David Bowie and Prince. None of those really had that… Continue reading The Creation and the Creator: A Reflection on the Death of Artists

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Theology

Are You Competing in the Testimony Contest?

I don't know about you, but I'm a sucker for a good inspirational story. I love watching rags to riches documentaries and biopic films about famous figures who came from a life of poverty and turbulence, overcame the many challenges that came from it, and became a success. I enjoyed watching the documentaries made on… Continue reading Are You Competing in the Testimony Contest?

Behind the Song · Worship Music

Behind the Song: “Your Still Voice”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tEHi52_fms   It’s been a while since I have posted, so it’s good to be back on the Brew! This is the first in a new “Behind the Song” series featuring songs that I have written or others that I admire. This song, “Your Still Voice” was the first worship song I ever wrote, yet… Continue reading Behind the Song: “Your Still Voice”

Worship Music

These Go to 11: My Top Contemporary Worship Songs

A few weeks ago, I shared my list of some of my favorite hymns The Top 10 Hymns…plus 1. I do love contemporary worship as well and while you may need to dig deeper to find some gems, once you find them, they keep coming. As with my favorite hymns, my favorite contemporary worship songs change… Continue reading These Go to 11: My Top Contemporary Worship Songs

Worship Music

6 Good Things that Contemporary Worship Music did for the Church

My previous post, Worship Leaders: Sing Unto the Lord a Better Song garnered the most reaction of all the posts I have written so far. I had reactions from Amens to defensive responses and everything in between, and if I learned something, it is that this subject of worship strikes a chord with many. That post was… Continue reading 6 Good Things that Contemporary Worship Music did for the Church

Theology · Worship Music

Worship Leaders: Sing Unto the Lord a Better Song

We worship leaders have a demanding job on our hands. We are responsible for singing and leading the music each Sunday morning, but much goes into it that people may not always consider, and understandably so. We are pressured with being current and relevant, playing songs that the young people like, playing hymns for the… Continue reading Worship Leaders: Sing Unto the Lord a Better Song