“What [people] need is a church to be less like a concert hall and more like a community music school. A concert hall, you come for great performances, and we’re great at that in the church- we preach, we do great music, we do it all. And our people are ‘audience’ all too often. Music schools also have great performances, but that’s not why you choose them. You choose them because you want to learn how to play.” – David Lose, on the Pulpit Fiction Podcast
“If writing seems hard, it’s because it is hard.” – William Zinsser.
“In some ways, I really don’t feel responsible for what the people of my church believe, but I feel very responsible for what they hear.” – Nadia Bolz-Weber
On the seventy year anniversary of Bonhoeffer’s death, let us reflect on a quote that should guide us in how we approach, plan, and practice worship.
In an interview with Pitchfork, singer-songwriter SufJan Stevens describes his faith. While some might sees its expression as a rejection of traditional Christianity, this may not be completely accurate.