I once liked singing quiet songs during communion and/or the offering collection, while I knew there were others who would rather have it quiet. I think I now like it quiet more often. Music box dancers in church, cross-posted from my other blog, provides an offbeat musing about the accompaniment for a little "dance" one sometimes … Continue reading Xposted: music box dance(rs)
This post on "The crisis of ministry" raised some eyebrows and elicited some advice and other expressions of concern. In this follow-up, "Musings on ministry and membership," I repent of some carelessness, and I attempt to respond to various suggestions and thoughts from others, clarifying and going deeper. In this second and final follow-up, More meditations: … Continue reading Xposted: serving in the assembly
The simple word "why?" is arguably enough for this post about the image below, yet I will allow myself a single paragraph for a little elaboration. I tend to exist in realms quite distant from those who need and use forms like this, so it struck me squarely upside the temple (would you believe "pierced … Continue reading Why?
The trend in a cappella church singing, with the exception of Mennonite groups, still appears to be heading downward. With more visits to more churches in more states than anyone I know in the past couple of decades, I figure I can duly call this a trend, but I hasten to add that this is … Continue reading Maybe it’s just our luck
One day, I came at "communion" from an angle that has for many years been essentially antithetical to my emphases. I "did communion" alone. First, a lengthy, preemptive caveat: No matter how much I might seek to be engaged in the time-honored practice of meditating and worshipping in my spirit, pondering in my own heart … Continue reading Communing … alone?
Cross-posted from my primary blog: Brief debriefs
How would one describe the Indescribable?