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Lift Up Your Hands in the Sanctuary

Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and bless the Lord (Psalm 134:2) Growing up in the Nazarene church, my observation was that if the Holy Spirit was ‘touching’ you during worship you would politely lift one hand. Lifting two hands was looked on with suspicion as you might be an ‘emotional Pentecostal’. Later, as […]

Dr. Tim’s Worship Tip of the Month – September 2018

Words Matter Above all else, John Wesley counseled, “Sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing him more than yourself or any other creature. In order to do this, attend strictly to the sense of what you sing, and see that your heart is not carried away with […]

Dr. Tim’s Worship Tip of the Month – January 2018

16 Creative Musical treatments for Worship in 2018 I admit, I like the challenge of making every worship service fresh and unique. Not just to showoff my prowess on ‘newness’ but to help the congregation see and hear Jesus in fresh new ways – even with the same-old songs! Sometimes it is tempting to throw out […]

Dr. Tim’s Worship Tip of the Month – April 2017

Contrast is your friend Sometimes, as musicians, we technically progress through the worship service forgetting to play with a heart that musically interprets the message of the song we are ministering. One important part of our delivery of these songs should be the use of contrast, which is amazingly easy to accomplish. Without contrast our sound […]

Dr. Tim’s Worship Tip of the Month – May 2016

Reintroducing the Hymn In our constant search for the ‘new song’ let us never forget the ‘old-new’ songs that have passed the test of time, songs of faith passed down through generations, songs of theology and understanding that deserve a second look and maybe a makeover.  Many hymns have never been heard or sung by […]

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