Weekend Links

Weekend Links

Worship leaders, pastors, and everyone serving this weekend: know that I’m praying for you! I pray that God will bless you and stretch you and use you to grow His kingdom and expand His family.

As usual, I found lots of great links this week that I wanted to share with you but that didn’t quite fit into a post. When you get a few minutes this weekend, check them out and be encouraged and challenged. Maybe even learn something. 🙂

Remember, these are just excerpts, but I strongly encourage you to click through and read each post in its entirety.

Jed Smith shares some good reasons to try things outside your comfort zone, especially for worship leaders:

Whether we are musicians or worship leaders, there are a lot of things that can stretch us out of our comfort zones… Venturing beyond the borders of our comfort zone is uncomfortable; in some cases, it even hurts. But it’s still important that we don’t stay confined to our bubbles. Here are some reasons why…

I loved Pam Argot’s story reminding us that spiritual opportunities are everywhere:

A couple of months ago, I started to have some pains in weird places in my body so I went to the doctor. He did not know what was wrong and sent me home. A couple of weeks went by and the pains got worst and they moved to my back so I went back to the doctor. At that time he sent me to physical therapy to find out what was the problem… she asked me when the pain was at its worst. I told her when we are at church. If I am not at church I can stand up and walk the pain off. She asked me why I just didn’t stop going to church?

I’m curious what you all think about the proposed design of this church:

New York City–based Urban Office Architecture has created a proposal for the Church of the Holy Spirit in Englewood, New Jersey, that looks more like a hip office building than a house of worship.

For those that think modern worship gets too loud, check this out:

Of the many macabre ways in which the MetanĂłia chapel differs from its counterparts around the world, perhaps the most revealing is its noticeboard.

As well as the usual updates on services, baptisms and weddings, it includes a host of blood-curdling advertisements for upcoming events.

“Night of the Massacre”, “Into the Infernal” and “Blood Fest” scream the headlines that might, at first sight, leave a visitor to a Catholic chapel alarmed or, at least, perplexed…

In fact, they are gig notices that testify to a small but growing heavy metal evangelical movement that is upturning Brazilian stereotypes of Catholicism, samba and favela violence.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *