3 comments Written on March 21st, 2014     
Filed under: Better Together, Dangerous Worship, Music

by Chris Logan

There are times of joy in a spiritual family, times when we are excited for one another’s celebrations, for one another’s new beginnings, for one another’s blessings. Hugs, smiles, and laughter come with great ease.

But there

When We Can’t Sing

1 Comment » Written on March 7th, 2014     
Filed under: Guest Post, Liturgy, Music, Stories, Writing and blogging

by Karen Lichlyter-Klein

I love music. I grew up as a musician and continue to sing as much as I can, though it is harder and harder to find places to do so. My mother is a composer, and she

Writing Together

1 Comment » Written on February 14th, 2014     
Filed under: Better Together, Music, NPTS, Songwriting

by Andrew Thompson

The songs we sing in worship shape our worship. Our theology. Our mission. Our understanding and God and ourselves. Songs matter. That’s partially why, as worship leaders and pastors well know, our churches sometimes fight over songs.


6 comments Written on October 25th, 2013     
Filed under: Formation, Music, Vocation and Call

Today’s post is written by Chris Logan, Pastor of Worship Arts at Community Covenant Church in Lenexa, KS.

My call to ministry is a bit eclectic. Everyone – including me – expected me to grow up and go into some


1 Comment » Written on August 6th, 2013     
Filed under: Music
changed-773632Today’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Pastor of Worship at Redwood Covenant Church in Santa Rosa, CA.

Today I want to take the opportunity to simply share a song with you. I’ve been haunted by its power and beauty

Speak Life

1 Comment » Written on June 8th, 2013     
Filed under: Arts, Culture, Dance, Drama, Local Church, Missional, Music, Visual Arts
Today’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Director of Worship Ministries at Redeemer Covenant Church in Tulsa, OK.

Some days life feels perfect. Other days it just ain’t workin’. The good, the bad, the right, the wrong and everything in

The Power of a Song

Post a Comment » Written on March 16th, 2013     
Filed under: Covenant History, Music, Songwriting
Andrew Thompson (M.Div) is the founding and lead pastor of Columbia Grove Covenant Church in Wenatchee, Washington, a church known for the creative arts. His songs are sung by churches around the US and Canada and have been featured at

Kingdom Work

Today’s post is written by Jo Anne Taylor, Worship Pastor at Bethlehem Covenant Church, Minneapolis, MN.

It started off innocently enough. Someone mentioned enjoying a particular Christian artist’s latest CD, and wondered which tracks others might be using

Dorris the Worshipper

Post a Comment » Written on February 1st, 2013     
Filed under: Guest Post, Intergenerational, Music, Stories

Today’s post was written by Nathan Albert. It was originally published in two parts (here and here) on his blog, it seems to me… Nathan is the Pastor of Student Ministries at Christ Church in East Greenwich, Rhode

Reorient and Engage: More Like Worshippers, Less Like Critics

3 comments Written on November 30th, 2012     
Filed under: Arts, Church History, Church Year, Culture, Formation, Leadership, Music, Style of Worship, Visual Arts
Today’s post is written by Jeff Olson, Pastor of Worship Arts at Christ Church in East Greenwich, RI, where he has served for over six years.

In Advent a strong theme of waiting exists, but here is why you should