Worship Ought To Kill Us

When I bought, Marva J. Dawn’s book on worship, Reaching Out without Dumbing down, I jumped to chapter 9 to read it first, because of its provocative title: “Worship Ought to Kill Us: The Word.” When I finished that chapter, it took me some time to...

A Song of Praise

Over the past several weeks, I have been listening to this snippet of Blanche McAllister-Dykes singing “I Love You, Lord” when I need to refocus. She is a former member of the Tri-City Singers. And she led “These Nails” on the finale album....

When Judaizers Become Worship Leaders

As the Apostle Paul spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, there was a group of religious zealots (scholars call them “Judaizers”) who followed him around “correcting” his teachings. These Judaizers contended that true salvation required both faith...