Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sweet Melissa

No, this isn't a blog post about an old girlfriend...

Last Friday night, we had dinner with some friends at one of our favorite local places, Twisted Oak. We were upstairs with the singer/guitar player. After freaking me out with his vocal harmonies (he was the only singer), I realized that he was using a voice box to add harmonies and effects. But that's not the point of this post.

He was playing the expected mix of folk, country, rock ballads, etc. when he started singing the worship song "I Could Sing of Your Love Forever". Initially, I appreciated him including a worship song in his set list, even if it is an ambiguous one like this one. Then the ambiguity reared it's ugly head. He made it into a medley with the Allman Brothers Band classic "Melissa"! At first, I thought it was just a transition that I missed, but then he recapped into "I Could Sing..." making the medley complete. It was horrible.

As I thought about it, it brought to mind a question that I have asked before: why do we worship women and sing sappy love songs to Jesus?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Church Planters can be wrong, too

Things They Tell Church Planters That Are Simply Wrong

I've read and listened too a lot of stuff related to church planting. I have also been a part of a couple of church plants. I thought it was weird that I really disagreed with some of what was stated or implied about the church planting process. It's nice to hear from an experienced planter that I might not have been too far off.