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Many still use the term “contemporary worship” as it was used in 1995. What should be clear is that several things have changed over the past two-decades. Here are six things that are different from contemporary worship in the '90s.

This past Christmas our family made the pilgrimage to Disney World. It’s fascinating how Disney didn’t set out to build a theme park but to create a world.

Yes, there is certainly great excitement in our culture as Christmas approaches. It’s the season to be jolly and joyous. To be anything contrary runs the risk of coming across as a mean ol’ Scrooge.

What does a healthy worship team look like, and how can you foster that culture as a worship leader? Drew Causey claims that healthy worship teams are better than a talented worship team, and healthy teams are usually the talented ones anyway. Read these 4 tips on how to accomplish this as a worship leader.

Being intentional about planning worship is just the first step. In order to catch the vision for the things you can't see, you need a team! Emily Barlow shares three ways a team can help you when planning worship.

When charismatic worship moved into mainline churches, in many cases it left behind the theology out of which in came, creating dissonance. And for those unwilling to ask questions, this dissonance was magnified. When encountering the unfamiliar, the chaotic or vague, ridicule emerges as a primary coping tactic.

Only God can really motivate someone to praise Him. But if we align our hearts with His and simply join Him in the work of leading people, we will have the pleasure of watching hearts come alive.

When I lead people, I want to lead like Jesus. I want to love like Jesus. It is easy in ministry to get caught up in the details of leading, to spend our energy on the how and neglect the why, but the truth is this: If we are not leading out of compassion and love, then we are leading out of something else.

What do you expect to happen when the Word of God is read in church? Do you treat the reading of Scripture in a way that is conducive to these effects? In today's video interview, Christine Parton Burkette of Duke Divinity School shares how the public reading of Scripture will never be the same once we come to terms with its central role in the worship service.

In today's article, our sower in chief J. D. Walt reminds us that in a culture of stress and consumerism, we can become a different kind of people and live with a different kind of intention. Advent provides the opportunity to have a peace in the midst of chaos.

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