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What Daft Punk can Teach Church Leaders

Posted by thethousandmarch on May 26, 2013 at 5:45 PM

I’m sitting here listening to the new album from Daft Punk, which if you’ve never seen them are these guys –

From very early on in their careers ...

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Worship &/vs. Evangelism

Posted by thethousandmarch on September 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

In my last post I referenced a White Horse Inn podcast in which they discussed the shift in the American church from the Sunday morning service being a time in which the disciples of Jesus are ministered to, to a time in which seekers are evangelized. I had two thoughts related to this topic. First - yes Christians are supposed to be served in the church service. Second – an evangelistic meeting, though valuable, canno...

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What's So Great About Liturgical Worship?

Posted by thethousandmarch on August 21, 2012 at 1:15 AM

A couple months ago I was listening to a White Horse Inn Podcast entitled The Worship Experience in which one of the hosts Kim Riddlebarger makes a very interesting comment about the “young, restless and reformed”. To summarize – these co...

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Two More Reasons I Practice the Liturgy

Posted by thethousandmarch on March 21, 2011 at 10:08 PM

First the structure of a liturgy can free a community from human ego and give the Spirit of God space to work. Structure actually promotes freedom, expression and creativity. This may seem counter-intuitive. It may seem that having an order of service, especially such a traditional one, would be stifling – I will admit that I have been to some liturgical services tha...

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Why I Practice the Liturgy

Posted by thethousandmarch on February 27, 2011 at 1:41 PM

The one little thing in a liturgical service that should and could be easily adopted by every church – and which is commonly lacking in most modern evangelical services – is the reading of scripture. Every single week in a liturgical service the community hears large sections of the Old and New Testaments read to them out loud – the primary manner in whic...

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Church Planting Update: And Now Outreach

Posted by thethousandmarch on February 4, 2011 at 9:48 PM

So we’ve been doing our thing, Mercy Community, for almost a year and some good stuff is going on. But, to be quiet honest I’ve been a bit disappointed. Now much of that may be our own fault. We may have jumped the gun a little on starting our worship service. Maybe we should h...

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Church Planting Update: Order of Service

Posted by thethousandmarch on April 26, 2010 at 10:22 PM

We had our first service last Sunday night. We didn't really remind anyone about it, so it was only Jessi, Ian, Cosette and I. That was alright, because it gave us a chance to run through what for us is a very new way of doing a church service. It went great. Here is our order of service. 

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