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Source: 3 Reasons Contemporary Worship IS Declining, and 5 Things We Can Do to Help the Church Move On Its interesting how the above 50 crowd still thinks “contemporary” worship is where it at to attract “young people.” Mainline congregations are aging and yet in their tradition, they have one of the things that Millennials […]






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I am seeing more congregations move to the singular worship style approach. Source: Six Reasons Some Churches Are Moving Back to One Worship Style Thom Rainer is another writer I enjoy. Theologically a little different as a Southern Baptist but he is a keen observer of church culture and trends. This move back to one […]






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Want millennials back in the pews? Stop trying to make church ‘cool.’ – The Washington Post. Rachel Held Evans nails it again. Authenticity trumps cool for millennials.






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Church, Here’s Why People Are Leaving You. Part 2 | john pavlovitz. And here we go. We’re so weary of feeling like nothing more than a religious agenda; an argument to win, a point to make, a cause to defend, a soul to save. We want to be more than a notch on your Salvation […]






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Liturgy is the ‘what’ Be ready to adapt the ‘what’ for the ‘why’ of worship Here is a link to my latest article for The Lutheran magazine on alternative worship. While in most Christian tribes, band led, praise and worship style services are common and not controversial, many Lutherans are still very tied to their […]






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New Mass, same spirit | The Columbus Dispatch. Well, this should be interesting. When I think about us Lutheran types changing worship services/hymnals, it rarely is a happy transition. However, more and more of us don’t use hymnals – opting for customized bulletins or projection.






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‪Fix You- Young@Heart‬‏ – YouTube. Fix You is one of the most powerful songs for worship that was never written for worship that I have come across. What is really fascinating are all the covers to this great song. This version is from Young@Heart, a group of senior citizen singers reinterpreting rock songs. Now this […]






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Ad playing Doritos for Eucharist yanked from Super Bowl contest – Faith & Reason. Gee, who could possibly be offended by a commercial where a priest uses pepsi and doritos in communion to get more people into church, thereby raising more money to pay church bills? I believe God has a sense of humor, even […]






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