Nov 26

Aren’t many of the Psalms simply “Praise and Worship” songs from Israel?

Praise Team ImageOne defense of the use of modern "Praise" and "Worship" music in the Church today is the superficial resemblance these songs have with the Psalms in the Old Testament. But this similarity is merely superficial and the "offering" of the praise contained in these songs has more in common with the offering of Cain than that of Abel.
May 11

Singing in the Assembly as a “Governed Practice”

This is Part 2 of a series on the goings on in the public assembly of the Church. In Part 1 a threefold distinction of pious practices was discussed. The first was "Free Practices" or true adiaphora, the second was "Commanded Practices" , and the third category is "governed practices" which are those things that God, in His Word, commands but does not prescribe the manner in which it is to be done. In part 2 of the series, the argument will be made and defended that corporate singing, when it is used in the assembly, falls into this third category.
Apr 10

ASK THE PASTOR: How do you Choose Readings for Sunday?

Pastor, how do you choose the readings for each Sunday service?

 The simple answer is, “I don’t.” The readings we use each Sunday are generally the same readings used by a significant proportion of Christians around the world. By using …