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Why Do We Sing So Many Old Songs (or New Songs)?

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Bob Kauflin tackles these questions in his book, True Worshipers: Seeking What Matters to God (to be released July 29 at WorshipGod 2015): Both of these questions are rooted in the same problem. We want to sing the songs we like. They might be new, they might be old. But the issue isn't how familiar we are with the songs. The issue is whether we're going to take every opp...

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The Gathering Northeast: Building Together, Serving Together

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As the director of Sovereign Grace Music, one of my roles is to help Sovereign Grace churches consistently evaluate what we're doing musically on Sunday mornings in light of God's Word. To that end, this past weekend about 250 people from over 40 churches gathered fora weekend of singing, training, teaching, and fellowship at Covenant Fellowship Church in Glen Mills, Penn...

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A Flood of Faithfulness at Christ Church for One Year

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This Sunday, March 22, Christ Church South Philly will be celebrating our one-year anniversary! As this date approaches, my mind has been flooded with the millions of expressions of God's faithfulness to His mission that we have experienced this year as a church. One of the most precious of those expressions is the fact that we would not even exist as a church if it weren...

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15 Gems from True Worshipers

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A few months ago, we mined 15 Gems from Worship Matters by Bob Kauflin. In that book, Bob says worship matters to God "because he is the one ultimately worthy of all worship" and it matters to us "because worshiping God is the reason for which we were created" (19). Now, we are excited to announce that Bob has written another book called, True Worshipers: Seeking What Mat...

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Snapshots of Pastors College Graduates: Rich Richardson

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Over the past weeks, we've been sharing some reflections on the Pastors College by past students (see posts 1 and 2). We hope these glimpses into the lives of former students who are now serving as pastors will be inspiring to those considering sending a student to the college, or perhaps coming themselves. This third snapshot is written by Rich Richardson, who graduated f...

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