How to Avoid Being Just a But in the Pew

From the Reflections Column Archives 9-13-15) A But in a Pew “If only your service had more uplifting music, then I would consider attending church.” “If only your service had softer music, then I would consider attending church.” “If only the sermon was livelier, then I would consider attending church.” The reasons for missing out Read More …

Playing at Church in Contemporary Services

The contemporary service at church was overflowing with emotions. People were smiling, crying, clapping and waving their hands in the air. I grew up in a formal setting so the concert atmosphere got me thinking. Does having a contemporary service make it easier to play at church? Feelings in a Contemporary Service 1. Emotions are Read More …