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  • iPad apps used to 'round out' worship team

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Wednesday, August 09, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Joe Fontenot
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- For churches with worship bands, finding and keeping enough trained musicians to play all the instruments can be a struggle, said Darryl Ferrington, a music professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. But he's found the use of iPads and apps to be a way to fill in the gaps.

    Ferrington spent the past year studying the use of iPads as instruments for his sabbatical project. What he found should serve as an encouragement to churches that struggle to find musicians to lead corporate worship. ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 'It's time to fly!'

    by Nate Adams, posted Tuesday, August 08, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Nate Adams marvels at a flight attendant's cheerful demeanor, highlighted by her short exclamation spoken with childlike wonder and enthusiasm. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Spirit & truth in worship

    by Jason K. Allen, posted Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (2 months ago)

    Jason Allen underscores the balance between spirit and truth in a church's worship. If either is taken to an extreme, it can "tilt the worship service in an unhealthy direction, hindering the growth of God's people and leaving the worship service in want." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: 'His glory is our reward'

    by Joshua Crutchfield, posted Wednesday, June 07, 2017 (4 months ago)

    Christians are not "heavenly real estate brokers," Joshua Crutchfield writes, noting that the focus of the Gospel is far more than an eternal destination; it is God Himself. "Fortunately, we do not have to wait for death to enjoy God," he notes. Read More

  • Music & worship draw focus of Baptist theologians

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, January 05, 2017 (9 months ago)

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    SAN ANTONIO, Texas (BP) -- A biblical argument for congregational singing, insights for planning worship and a case for multigenerational worship services are among the music-related topics being discussed by Southern Baptist theologians.

    Such topics were featured in at least eight presentations on biblical worship at the most recent meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society. At least five of those presentations were given by scholars affiliated with Southern Baptist-related institutions. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Sunday morning expectancy

    by Diana Davis, posted Thursday, November 10, 2016 (one year ago)

    Eagerness and joy can mark your Sunday worship, Diana Davis writes. After all, she notes, "The Lord's Day is approaching, and our great God is worthy of our true worship." Read More

  • Advent rediscovered by Southern Baptists

    by David Roach, posted Friday, December 11, 2015 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Late preaching professor Calvin Miller once quipped to Christianity Today that many Southern Baptist churches "probably could hardly spell Advent" in the early 1990s.

    Not so anymore. Read More

  • 'Post-worship war' counsel offered by Page & Gray

    by By David Roach, posted Friday, August 28, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Breaking the paradigm of age-segregated services, navigating a "post-worship war culture" and fostering multicultural praise gatherings are among the topics addressed in a book by Frank S. Page and Lavon Gray on worship challenges for 21st-century churches.

    Worship "has become a big claim in the twenty-first century church; but, based on the reality of people's lives, the worship that we claim to be experiencing is not truly affecting the quality of our lives, our families, and our witness," Page, president of ... Read More

  • AT THE MOVIES: 'Believe Me' spotlights worship

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Friday, September 19, 2014 (3 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (BP) -- I'm old enough to remember when people dressed up to go to a movie, take a flight and especially, go to church. At that time, congregations sang from hymnals rather than giant monitors. Read More