Archive | February, 2009

WorshipGod09 Registration Now Open

The WorshipGod09 website is now up. Here’s what I posted on the home page: What are we teaching future generations about worshiping God? What kind of legacy will we leave? Will those who follow us be more impressed with our music or our God? Maybe the psalmist had those questions in mind when he wrote, “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts” (Psalm 145:4 ESV)? To equip us for declaring the mighty acts of God to the next generation, John Piper, C.J. Mahaney, Jeff Purswell, and Thabiti Anyabwile will be addressing us at the general sessions of WorshipGod09. Keith and Kristyn Getty will also …

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WorshipGod09 Registration Delayed Until Friday

The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps. (Prov. 16:9) So glad that verse is in the Bible. We had planned to open registration for WorshipGod09 tonight at 12:01 AM, but things have been a little busy around here. So if you planned to register for WorshipGod09 tomorrow, you won’t be able to. The only reason I mention it is that we typically give the first person who signs up a free registration. And I don’t want anyone staying up until midnight tonight to try to be the first one to register. Lord willing, the website will launch and registration will open this Friday, Feb. 27, at 12:01 AM. Thanks for your patience. …

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Remembering WorshipGod08 — Anticipating WorshipGod09

This past week I’ve been finalizing the seminars for WorshipGod09: From Generation to Generation, to be held Aug. 5-8 at Covenant Life Church. With the suggestions from last year’s conference, comments left on this blog, and a few other sources, I’ve had plenty of ideas to choose from. The schedule is just about complete, and I’m pretty excited about the way things are turning out. One recent development is that Keith and Kristyn Getty will be joining us again. They’ll be teaching two seminars on songwriting and sharing some of their songs in a main session. I’ve also asked pastor and Christian rapper Shai Linne to encourage us with his unique …

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How Loud the Worship Team?

Over at Christianity Today, John Stackhouse, Jr. expresses his thoughts on the volume of worship teams in an article called, “Memo to Worship Bands.” He gives five reasons why church music teams should tone down the volume. 1. Cranking up the volume is just a cheap trick to add energy to a room. 2. When your intonation is not very good, turning it up only makes it hurt worse. 3. The speakers in most church PA systems cannot take that much energy. 4. Consider that you might be marginalizing older people. 5. Musicians—every one of them, including the singers—are accompanists to the congregation’s praise. After saying that musicians …

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