Learning to sing harmony

I’ve been asked many times to teach a person to sing harmony. Actually, I think you have to teach someone to hear and create harmony. Singing a counter line to a solo line isn’t really harmony in rock and roll (i.e.a canon such as Row, Row, Row Your Boat.) Harmony stacks up vertically — usuallyContinue reading “Learning to sing harmony”

Combining? Converging? Stay away? When all worship at our church meets as one . . .

Worship wars is a term that I loathe. I don’t think that any part of the worship of God should be connected with warfare. But, what do you do if you have multiple services and they have to come together? How can we “beat our swords in to plowshares” when it comes to gathering theContinue reading “Combining? Converging? Stay away? When all worship at our church meets as one . . .”

The Glorification of the Busy

A friend posted on Facebook yesterday at great phrase that has stayed with me . . . Stop the glorification of the busy. That one smacked me pretty hard. How does one not talk about the chaos and busy-ness of one’s life? Aren’t our lives nothing but a series of tasks? Don’t we consider ourselves successful atContinue reading “The Glorification of the Busy”