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10 Lies Satan Feeds Us about Worship

Worship is an integral part of the Christian life. It allows us to solidify our relationship with God, and reminds us to focus our hearts and minds on his word. In the same way a human body requires food and water, so does our spiritual health depend on worship. Without it, our hearts grow cold …

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Selena Gomez Leads Worship with Hillsong Young & Free

“I Can’t Wait for People to Forget about Me;” Selena Gomez Points Fans to God You may know her from Barney and Friends or a myriad of up-beat Disney productions. 24-year-old Selena Gomez is tan from the spotlight. But despite her stardom, she has not been immune to struggle. After having recently launched a solo …

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Bono: Christian Artists Should be More Honest

If you’re an ardent fan of U2, you may know that lead vocalist Bono loves the Psalms. The 57-year-old Irish musician has spoken out several times about the inspiration that he draws from reading the Biblical hymns. And now, Bono says the Psalms offer a lesson for aspiring Christian musicians: If you want to create …

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5 Ways to Make Worship Family Friendly in Your Church

I have heard many stories from parents about the churches they never went back to. Stories range from the lead pastors waiting to continue a sermon until a special needs child (who belched) was removed for the sanctuary, to parents being asked to leave a church while quietly (and painfully) going through a divorce. If …

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Worship Leaders Must Take a Stand Against Homosexuality

The enemy is looking for a back door into the church—through worship teams. I’ll never forget an extremely powerful and disturbing experience I had when praying in a church many years ago. Both in Colorado Springs and Detroit, I had the privilege of giving some leadership to remarkable prayer movements. Every Friday from 10 p.m. …

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Why I’m Opposed to Christian Hip-Hop

I thought long and hard about whether or not I would post this. Music, for whatever reason, is a very emotionally-charged issue. So much so that often people identify themselves with the music to which they listen. In other words, if you “attack” someone’s music, in essence you are attacking “them.” That makes this subject …

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Reformed Pastor responds to “What a Beautiful Name It Is” controversy

A Reformed charismatic pastor is addressing a popular anthem from Hillsong amid controversy that it contains heresy because it says Jesus “didn’t want Heaven without us,” lyrics some have called unbiblical and “doctrinal malpractice.” Writing on his website Thursday, Sam Storms, lead pastor of Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, unpacked the second verse of …

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Is the Song “What a Beautiful Name It Is” Heretical?

At Bridgeway we love the song, “What a Beautiful Name It Is” (written by Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood). But there is a line in it that has caused a few to wonder if perhaps we are singing heresy. The relevant portion of the lyrics goes like this: “You were the Word at the beginning, …

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The heresy of worshiptainment

The great heresy of the church today is that we think we’re in the entertainment business. A.W. Tozer believed this to be true back in the 1950s and 60s. Church members “want to be entertained while they are edified.” He said that in 1962. Tozer grieved, even then, that it was “scarcely possible in most …

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Is Worship Music Lucifer’s Next Great Battleground?

Satan has a plan to infiltrate and defile the modern worship movement. The first sin in the universe was pride and the first being to sin was Lucifer, an archangel who dwelled in the very presence of God in heaven. Theologians believe that Lucifer was the worship leader in heaven, in the very presence of …

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Why I Didn’t Sing When I Visited Your Church

It was a joy to finally visit your church a couple of Sundays ago, and to worship with the believers there. You know I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time. Just as you promised, the pastor is an excellent communicator and a man who loves God’s Word. His sermon was deeply challenging …

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