Posts from November 2018

Posts from November 2018

Thanksgiving and the Crossing of the Jordan

In Joshua 4, when everyone had crossed over the Jordan River, God commanded Joshua to take twelve men representing the twelve tribes of Israel and find twelve stones to set up as a monument that would remind the people of their crossing over into the Promised Land. Towards the end of the chapter, Joshua pointed out a specific function this memorial would have for later generations: When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do those stones…

To Repeat or Not Repeat. Repeat. Repeat: Repetition in Worship

There are a lot of opinions about what content of worship songs should look like. There are opinions and debates such as to what the form looks like, how emotional the language is, how complex or simple the theology is, etc. One that stands out is the use of repetition and the question of how necessary or unnecessary it is. I’ve seen the many blog posts and memes on repetition in worship. One meme shows the repetitive lyrics of a…