Monthly Archives: January 2011

Martin Luther: Use Music Teenagers Like!

Martin’s 9 Mottoes for Worship Motto #3: USE MUSIC TEENAGERS LIKE! Luther was fanatical about music. Why did he introduce pop music into worship? How would he guide worship planners today? He urged churches and parents against songs that “prostitute…art … Continue reading

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Martin Luther: Arrange Worship Around God’s Word

Martin’s 9 Mottoes for Worship Motto #2: ARRANGE WORSHIP AROUND GOD’S WORD! Every church has its own worship traditions, items or practices that have become indispensable. In Luther’s circle, Communion was gaining prominence over God’s Word. One cannot argue against … Continue reading

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“The 3 Loves,” by Kreider and Seibert

“We allow our controversies, not our central values, to define us. Our journey is one of learning to put first things first—to radically love Jesus, His people and the lost…. “Most people are not called to full-time vocational ministry, but … Continue reading

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“Nobody Told Me,” by Pam Stenzel

Nobody Told Me is a cross between Facebook and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask. The book is a free-wheeling conversation among college students and teenagers about big hopes and painful memories. With … Continue reading

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I Hate Funerals!

In the Garden of Eden there was no corner set aside for a cemetery. This world was not created for funerals. We were created to live forever. Funerals were not part of God’s perfect plan. When Jesus went to a … Continue reading

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