Stories

When We Can’t Sing

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



He Changed My Thinking: Remembering John Tavener (1944 – 2013)

2 comments Written on November 22nd, 2013     
Filed under: Arts, Culture, Current Events, Formation, Stories

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by Geoff Twigg

When I was seventeen, and in my last year of High School (which in England is called Grammar School, but we won’t worry about that…) I was very interested in studying music composition in college. One of



Unqualified

1 Comment » Written on November 15th, 2013     
Filed under: Guest Post, Leadership, Local Church, Stories, Vocation and Call
norm-abrams-publicityby Chris Willard

I’m a fan of the home improvement show This Old House. On this show is a master carpenter and home improvement guru named Norm Abrams. He can do seemingly anything when it comes to building. If you



I Was Wounded During Worship

2 comments Written on November 1st, 2013     
Filed under: Better Together, Devotional, Events, Formation, Health, Spiritual Direction, Stories


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by Lisa Eastman

I was wounded during worship.

It happened during the last song of the last set at Triennial XIV down in San Diego this last August. I was



Caps for Sale

Post a Comment » Written on July 29th, 2013     
Filed under: Formation, Stories, Vocation and Call

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


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Once upon a time there was a man who sold hats, which he carried upon his head. One day he had a particularly



Up a Lazy River?

5 comments Written on July 20th, 2013     
Filed under: Stories, Vocation and Call
Today’s post is written by Dru McLeland, Director of Worship Ministries at Naperville Evangelical Covenant Church in Naperville, IL.
colorado riverLast Sunday after church someone asked me, “How’s your summer going?  Busy I bet.”  It was one of those times when …


Travel Diary – On the eighth day

Post a Comment » Written on July 15th, 2013     
Filed under: Multicultural, Stories, Writing and blogging
Today’s post is written by Geoff Twigg, Adjunct Professor at North Park University in Chicago. Geoff is a pastor, singer/songwriter, worship leader and ministry consultant, and serves the ECC as a member of the denomination’s Commission on Worship.
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The Burden of Faith

5 comments Written on July 5th, 2013     
Filed under: Local Church, Stories, Vocation and Call
Today’s post is written by Matt Nightingale, Pastor of Worship at Redwood Covenant Church in Santa Rosa, CA.

Transition seems to be a common theme of a lot of the posts here lately. My own ministry/job and location have changed



Tea and Sympathy

Post a Comment » Written on June 17th, 2013     
Filed under: Health, Leadership, Stories, Vocational Excellence, Writing and blogging
p012kv50Today’s post is written by Geoff Twigg, Adjunct Professor at North Park University in Chicago. Geoff is a pastor, singer/songwriter, worship leader and ministry consultant, and serves the ECC as a member of the denomination’s Commission on Worship.

On Tuesday



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