Technology and Worship

Michael DuduitLeadership, Michael Duduit, Technology1 Comment

One of the most significant trends in American church life over the past decade has been the dramatic expansion in the use of technology in the worship experience, particularly in what author Quentin Shultz calls “presentational technologies.” Walk into an American evangelical church facility built in the last 10 to 15 years and you may or may not see a … Read More

The Maxim of the Mask

Kris BarnettKristopher Barnett, Ministry Tools1 Comment

The award for longest running and most unwatched mime act must belong to the stewards and stewardesses who pantomime safety directions before each airplane lifts off the tarmac.  Few pay attention to the rehearsed routine as these airline attendants display the proper procedure for buckling a safety harness, opening an exit, and inflating the life vest located under the seat.  (Am I … Read More

Warning! The Walls are Under Siege

Kris BarnettKristopher Barnett, Leadership1 Comment

On a recent vacation to Savannah, GA my family discovered Ft. Pulaski.  Located on an islet between Savannah and Tybee Island, the impressive red-brick structure stands as a monument to change.  Only a few decades shy of two-hundred years, Ft. Pulaski is an unlikely standard–bearer for change, but the cannon balls lodged in the fort’s exterior walls give evidence of … Read More

Reading the “Antique” Testament for all its worth

Bryan CribbBryan Cribb, PreachingLeave a Comment

A staple of public broadcasting is the popular series, Antiques Roadshow. The basic premise for this most-watched PBS program is that people bring discarded, forgotten “antiques” for an expert to appraise. Some of these antiques are deemed to be rubbish. But more often than not the appraiser will tell the somewhat shocked and overjoyed owners that what they perceived to … Read More