Worshiping God without Church

As someone who doesn’t really get into the churchy worship experience, this post from Donald Miller really speaks to me: …I experience an intimacy with God I consider strong and healthy. It’s just that I don’t experience that intimacy in a traditional worship service. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of sermons I actually remember. So More …

Cheering for God

There are more than a few pastors–especially in the South–who will, on occasion, try to make their congregation feel guilty for not showing enthusiasm for God in the same way they show it for their favorite football team. If the congregation isn’t singing loud enough or waving their arms, or whatever, the preacher will jump up and say, “I see More …

A Quick Explanation of Why Praise Music is Terrible

I grew up in an old-school Southern Baptist church, so naturally I grew up thinking that old-school hymns were the lamest kind of music ever. I yearned for the day when I could hear something contemporary in church. Then I grew up and started going to a more contemporary church. And I got my first prolonged exposure to contemporary praise More …

C.S. Lewis Speaks for Me Better than I Do

It’s a good think I have C.S. Lewis quotes to explain what I think, otherwise it would never get out. Here’s the latest one I’ve found, posted by Justin Taylor: For my own part, I tend to find the doctrinal books often more helpful in devotion than the devotional books, and I rather suspect that the same experience may await More …