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Top Five Posts From January 2016

Here are the top five most-read posts from Worship Links for the month of January, if you’ll forgive the shameless self-promotion on my part. 🙂

How is it February already? Anyway…

Some Churches Still Sing

I don’t normally editorialize here, but there’s a trend I’m seeing more and more, and it’s starting to get under my skin. The headlines vary, but it seems every other week or so there’s a new blog post or article touting all the reasons why the author doesn’t sing in church anymore. In some variations, the author instead speaks for an entire demographic (millennials, men, seniors, women) and explains why they don’t sing in church anymore. And these get shared and like and tweeted and passed around…

Not Every Worship Song Is Congregational

A worship song can be full of deep theological truth and still not be a good fit your congregation… What criteria do you use to determine if a song is congregation-friendly?

For Every Worship Leader…

Worship leaders get a bad rap sometimes. Ego. Skinny jeans. Showing off. But I have a theory.

Six Areas For Worship Leaders To Improve

Jed Smith lists six things that every worship leader can do to get better at leading worship…

A Case For Solos?

I remember when we killed “special music” at my old church. I would strive to create an atmosphere that fostered worship and participation, leading into the time that our pastor would bring the word. But first, we’d stop to have someone do a song that more often than not completely derailed the service. We had people doing bluegrass tunes, patriotic numbers, and all sorts of performance pieces. The pastor and I agreed that it was time to pull the plug.

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