For years, I was the church sound person.* Now, I’m a staff pastor. I feel like this gives me a helpful perspective on church tech, having seen it from the inside and now the outside. This has helped me write a lot about how to do church tech, but I think it’s time to discuss how we organize and staff the tech team. So, let’s start with the Sunday morning, or ‘in-service’ tech team and figure out who should be in each role, and how they should go about fulfilling the requirements of that role.
The Western Evangelical Church’s obsession with eschatology has grown about out of bounds. Eschatology is important, but the focus should not be on trying to prove one view over another, nor should the focus be on the devastation of God’s wrath. The focus should be on the anthem of the kingdom we find ourselves in: Jesus wins!
Over the past few years, I’ve been listening to a lot of worship albums, and I have to say that there is a lot of talent in the Church. I also have to admit that I hadn’t head of Influencers Worship until I got this review album, but I’m glad I have! Influencers Worship new album Just the Cross has great live album energy and a collection of singable songs so that you can worship right along with it.
Passion is one of those groups that helps to drive the creative conversation in Church music. I appreciate that. A lot.
We live in an insecure time. The world is becoming increasingly digital, but our concepts of stability, safety, and security are not keeping up. While I have not had my life up-ended by a hack, I have had my debit card stolen twice. In response to that and several highly prominent security blunders, I have made some changes to my online habits, but they are a drop in the bucket when compared to this list compiled by Brian Lovin.
I’ve been a fan of Switchfoot since I saw them play for the first time in 2001. I married a Switchfoot fan whose love of the band stretches back to 1999. You are free to like whatever bands you want, but as for us and our household, we shall play Switchfoot. In fact, for my wife’s birthday, we’re going to see Switchfoot when they come to St. Louis in March.