Gospel Centered Worship

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  • 6 Questions to Ask When Introducing a New Song

    6 Questions to Ask When Introducing a New Song

    I recently wrote about how to better serve our congregations​ by introducing fewer but more intentional new songs. In order to implement this intentionality, we need to first be asking the right questions when we do go searching for new songs. While this is not an exhaustive list, here are six important questions to ask of new worship songs.

  • Worship Leading Wisdom from 1866

    Worship Leading Wisdom from 1866

    We introduced a retuned hymn several weeks ago at my church called “God the Spirit”. While the music is new, the lyrics are actually 151 years old, written by Samuel Stone in 1866. As I learned more about Stone, I was encouraged and challenged by his pastoral approach to worship leading.

  • Album Review: Only a Holy God by City Alight

    Album Review: Only a Holy God by City Alight

    In early January I stumbled across City Alight’s most recent album Only a Holy God. I had never heard of them, but after listening to several songs and perusing their website, I knew I had come upon a hidden gem of church music. Strong biblical content, congregational singability, and a wide range of themes makes it a pastoral goldmine for worship leaders.