Series: Back to Basics

People of the Book

People of the Book

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series Back to Basics You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 1 of 10 in the series”Back to Basics”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. Christians are people of the book. Conservative Evangelical Christians, in particular, demand that their beliefs and lives be governed by Scripture. Yet what, exactly, that means… Continue Reading

Culture and Race

Culture and Race

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Back to Basics You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series”Back to Basics”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. Many Christians are talking about culture these days, but unfortunately few have given any serious thought to what culture is, especially in biblical terms. The term… Continue Reading

Christians and Culture

Christians and Culture

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Back to Basics You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series”Back to Basics”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. Christians have always wrestled with how they should respond to the cultures around them. On the one hand, we recognize the goodness of God’s creation and… Continue Reading

Beauty

Beauty

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Back to Basics You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series”Back to Basics”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Beauty has been classically defined as that which pleases when apprehended (Thomas Aquinas). Both terms in that definition are worth considering. First, “apprehended.” Beauty can describe things,… Continue Reading

What is Worship?

What is Worship?

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Back to Basics You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series”Back to Basics”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.Many of the “worship wars” today are fueled by, I believe, differing views of the nature of worship itself. Clearly differences over what worship is and the function… Continue Reading

Worship in the Assembly

Worship in the Assembly

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series Back to Basics You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series”Back to Basics”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. It is becoming increasingly popular today to assume that since the essence of worship is the language of the gospel, then it follows that worship is… Continue Reading

The Regulative Principle of Worship

The Regulative Principle of Worship

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Back to Basics You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series”Back to Basics”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. Pastors and parishioners perennially battle over who has authority in matters of church practice, particularly in corporate worship. Should what happens in the corporate gatherings of… Continue Reading

Children and Worship

Children and Worship

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Back to Basics You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series”Back to Basics”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. Any concerned, Christian parent is committed to training his or her child to be obedient to the Lord and His Word. From the earliest of ages… Continue Reading

Meaning in Music

Meaning in Music

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Back to Basics You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series”Back to Basics”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. Meaning in music is a tricky thing. Most people think it’s tricky because music is so abstract and lacks specificity such that describing its meaning with… Continue Reading

Free eBook of Back to Basics Series

Free eBook of Back to Basics Series

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Back to Basics You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series”Back to Basics”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar. Over the past several months I have written a series of short articles in which I dealt with the major categories of a biblical philosophy of worship… Continue Reading