Showing posts from January, 2014

Top Tips for Good Song Selection

The Valentines Menu I went to a reastaraunt recently and they were advertisting their Valentines Menu in an attempt to encourage people to book their table ahead of the big day. However, their menu (some of it pictured above) was a source of much amusement! Here are some of the Valentines themed meals available:

'Together Forever - Buffalo Mozarella, Basil and Tomato Tian served with Creme Fraiche'

'A Midnight Dip - Sweet Chilli Roasted Duck on a Herb Mash with Roasted Plumb and a Rich Port and Brandy Reduction'

'Hugs and Kisses - Sticky Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Pod Ice Cream'

(Have a look at some of the other meals on the menu above)

What made it so funny was the lack of connection or relevance between the name of the meal and its actual description. Knowing that the meal is called 'Together Forever' I certainly wouldn't expect Buffalo Mozarella to turn up on my plate!

Bad Song Selection So how does this relate to worship song selection I hear you…

Integrity & Authenticity: A Vital Component of Christian Leadership

integrity - in.teg.ri.ty noun
1. adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.

Please watch this video

On Tuesday when I was searching the internet for a worship song about healing for this week's service, I came across a fantatsic song that had been recorded by Hillsong. However, I also discovered some of the story behind the song and the guy who wrote it. I was completely unaware of this story until coming across the song and it got me thinking . . . and that got me blogging . . .

(Watch the video above before reading)

Why so shocked? Why do we get so shocked when a Christian leader fails or falls? We live in a world full of sin so why does it surprise us when a Christian leader falls short?

Is it because we sometimes have wrongly elevated them into a 'god-like' position and as such they have shattered our illusions?

Or is it more simply and perhaps more correctly the fact that we expected more from them? They have been entrusted with …

Worship Songs for the New Year

Well 2014 got off to  a great start at my church on Sunday. When I came to choose the setlist I decided to go for songs that would help us to reflect on new beginnings as it would be the first service of the year. It worked really well with a lot of response and other things being triggered by the Spirit amongst the congregation.

This setlist worked really well for the first service of the new year.

Water You Turned Into Wine (Our God) - Matt Redman, Jonas Myrin, Chris Tomlin, Jesse Reeves
I'm Saying Yes (The Cost) - Rend Collective
Jesus Be The Centre - Michael Frye
Cornerstone - Jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan, Eric Lijero, Batchelder Bradbury
Jesus All For Jesus - Robin Mark

What songs worked well for you?