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Reflections and HOPE archives

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 […]

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Reflections and HOPE archives

Why I Quit church

I stopped attending regular worship service over a year ago. We are a one car family – and my older sons needed to be places on Sunday morning. That meant that we had to drive them there if we wanted to have access to the car. It was as good a reason as any. My […]

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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 […]

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