Contemporary Christian Music (Not Really)

A while ago, Clayboy tagged me with a meme with the following rules: Please try to name ONE (I know, there are so many to choose from) CCM praise song that you find unbearable and at least 2-3 reasons why, pointing to specific lyrics if you must. I've struggled a little with how to answer … Continue reading Contemporary Christian Music (Not Really)

Does Worship Grab You?

David Keen has some interesting thoughts on worship, today. He reckons that there are four things that make church worship difficult for him; his theological training, his worry about what outsiders might think, perfectionism and the fact that he has often led worship sessions himself. He closes with this remark: Maybe it's through things which … Continue reading Does Worship Grab You?

Christian versus Christ Follower

A few weeks back, I wrote that Christians in the UK might like to think more about presenting themselves as followers of Christ rather than as religious Christians. This theme is picked up in a series of wonderful videos by Bramsvan which are available on YouTube. The videos are a send up of computer adverts … Continue reading Christian versus Christ Follower

Jesus; I’m not in love with you.

A few months back I got a fair bit of response, not all of it entirely positive, to a couple of blog posts on worship songs (here, and here). That response makes me wonder how people will comment on this wonderful post by John Stackhouse. It really is terrific and gets to grips with the … Continue reading Jesus; I’m not in love with you.

The Worst Worship Songs Ever

At church on Sunday our service revolved around the theme of suffering and we sung a couple of songs that more or less made my toes curl - they seemed so trivial in the light of the amount of suffering in the world. At one point we actually sang a real hymn and the contrast … Continue reading The Worst Worship Songs Ever