Preacher on the Run…

Faith, Family, Ministry, and Everything in between



Feature Friday (4/15/16)

Driving in my car. Getting my shower. Around the house. Randomly in my office at work. And occasionally in public. What do all of these have in common? It is where I and most likely you can be found singing from time to time. However, there is at least one place where I and others have noticed singing to be on the decline and dare I say, discouraged.

The discouragement may not be intentional. And my guess is the opposite is true, those leading in this setting hope more will join them in singing. But the reality is singing is on the decline at…church services! The time (typically Sunday morning) where the people of God (the church) meet for the purpose of praising God, there seems to be a decline in vocal singing.

This article takes a stab and gives 6 Reasons the Church is Not Singing. While I do not agree with every little detail in the article, I believe the overall points are valid. The fourth point was particularly challenging, especially as a father trying to lead his family in worship of the One True God! I hope you find it encouraging, edifying, and challenging as well.

As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (11/6/15)

worship1I love my church. I love the interaction that goes on. I love the joking that goes on. I love the teaching. I love the people. And yes, I love the music. But no it is not because the music is my favorite style or genre. I love our music because of the direction it points us in as a church body.  I enjoy it because of the passion it brings out in many of us. Even if this passion does not look the same in each of us. As this author puts it, “I remember thinking how sick I was of this hypocritical, hyper-spiritual church where nobody but me was passionate. Then everything changed.” I love the music at my church because it elicits worship. I pray this article challenges and encourages you as it did me!

And as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day worshiping the Lord.

Feature Friday (10/9/15)

Music! Everyone likes music. Whether it is country, pop, hip-hop, rock and roll, or bluegrass. Music gives rhythm to rhymes, emotion to language, and expression to intention. There is little that can unify a diverse group than music. However, the reverse is also true, there is little that can divide a group that should be unified than music. Unfortunately, one of the greatest venues where music divides rather than unites is the church. This article speaks to that division and gives an exhortation I needed to hear and wanted to share.

As always, be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (10/24/14)

ohio-state-vs-michiganRivalries…we all love them, but at the same time we all hate them. They make sports games better, individuals more driven, and life more interesting. The beauty of rivalries, I believe, is the best they bring out of both teams. However, rivalries have their down side as well. They can cause hatred, tension, and polarization. And if there is one place those three things should not exists its within the local church body. There should be love, unity, and community. However, few issues can polarize, cause tension, and stir up hatred than music. This article gives one great point about music in the church. Face the Music!

Enjoy the read. As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (11/8/13)

radio-630x597“If you’re listening to Christian radio in search of new congregational music, we think you should look elsewhere. Here are three reasons why:” Stop listening for new worship songs on the radio!

As always, be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (7/19/13)

apropos walkAre you into movies? How about music? Do you watch TV, say sports? Are you up to date on your current events? Are you a Christian or interested in topics of a Christian nature? Well, do I have a site for you. Apropos Walk is a web site that was started in the summer of 2013. It’s main goal is to help people see Christ in everything. With blogs about music, movies, television, sports, current events, etc., Apropos Walk will always leave you thinking, laughing, and happy.

As always, be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

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