August 6, 2014

When you are a Christian instrumentalist, there is nothing more fulfilling than taking your instrument onto the mission field. Combining two great callings on your life, playing your instrument for God's glory, and taking the gospel to the nations, can be an extremely...

March 12, 2014

The Temple during the time of Jesus was destroyed in 70 A.D., but in Jerusalem today, you can see a 1:50 scale model of the Temple, including what Jerusalem would have looked like in the first century. 


The Temple was the center for worship in ancient Israel, and...

March 11, 2014

Since the Temple in Jerusalem was where instrumental music in worship was firmly established, anything concerning the Temple is of particular interest to me. Here is a bit of trivia about the Temple Mount that I discovered during my two visits to Jerusalem.


This e...

March 6, 2014

Early in my ministry, I tried to form a youth orchestra that met year-round, or at least during the school year. But, between marching band season, and all the other demands on the students throughout the year, that plan was doomed to failure. The church I'm at now use...

March 6, 2014

In addition to the priority of leading in worship, the instrumental music ministry can also be mobilized to fulfill other functions of the church, such as outreach. The instrumental director should consider these outreach options, as a way of furthering God’s kingdom,...

February 27, 2014

On a recent visit to the Holy Land, I was able to visit the Temple Institute. According to their website, "The Temple Institute is dedicated to every aspect of the Holy Temple of Jerusalem, and the central role it fulfilled, and will once again fulfill, in the spiritua...

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