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Josh Lavender

Josh Lavender

Video Premiere | LO Worship “Compass”

Sadie Robertson Huff has launched a new endeavor, LO Worship, encompassing a record label and publishing group, and introducing a new band by the same name– “Compass” is their first single.

3 Tips for Working with Backing Tracks in Worship

Using backing tracks and click tracks does take some practice and dedication to master the new “instrument.” Follow these three tips to make the most of your experience integrating backing tracks into worship.

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Rhythms for Life Planner & Journal by Rebekah Lyons

The new Rhythms for Life Planner & Journal by Rebekah Lyons is practical, encouraging, and with step-by-step guidance, the Rhythms for Life Planner & Journal equips you with the tools and habits to keep anxiety and fear at bay, and cultivate the life you long for.

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What Time Is It? Worship Confronting Culture

So the critical question is, what is God asking of us as Christians, creatives, and worship leaders at this very moment? How we answer this question will assist us in discerning the right posture with which we enter worship. It will determine how we as leaders guide other Christians through these times, pastor them through the emotions they may feel, and use the spaces available to us in any given moment. It’s critical that we judge this rightly.

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Worship As Counter Culture

How can we attend to the heart-longings of those who come seeking rest for their weary souls? Are we offering people more of the same, or something from a different world…a world centered on God's heartbeat? What does it mean for us to be counter-cultural?

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Universal Cultures of Worship

The Church needs to lead the public discourse on unity. This is our story. This is the Gospel: for God so loved the world. I believe it's important for the Church to celebrate diversity, but in this day and age, I believe it's more important to focus on unity.

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Music Review | “Life Love & Madness” By Sarah Reeves

Evoking the emotions common to many twenty-somethings, Reeves builds an easy-to-listen-to, radio-friendly collection of songs that engage the auditory nerves with electronica evocative instrumentation and lyrics that are easy for those of any age to relate.

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Music Review | “Patient Kingdom” By Sandra McCracken

Each track of Patient Kingdom belays a layer of calm and serenity as you are transported to the back hills of the heartland and guided on a lush filled journey of peace with the confidence of knowing that God is by your side and that you are never alone.

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Music Review | “Catch Me Singing” By Sean Curran

From its opening seconds to last, this song is exactly the declaration the church needed this year. Not ignoring the pain and hardship of this season while still remembering the promises of God’s faithfulness, “Catch Me Singing” will no doubt be a congregational favorite for the foreseeable future as it bolsters weary souls and fervently declares the promises of God.

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Music Review | “Order Disorder Reorder” By Jason Gray

Full of encouragement that leads us to respond in worship to the Father, Order Disorder Reorder is a power-packed record overflowing with lyrical gems and melodies that invite the listener to cling to the truth of Scripture regardless of their circumstances.

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Worship As the Reordering of Power

Christian worship is about rightly-ordering power through the love, mercy, and justice of God in Jesus Christ so God’s people live as faithful worshipers, bearing light in dark places and spreading salt in dying places. We show God glory by reflecting His character in action, not just by saying or singing the Word.

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Worship As Cultural Confrontation

To worship is to ascribe to the Lord the value He deserves and the honor His Name is worthy to receive, and to express our hearts toward Him. Amazingly, He invites us to engage with Him in both solemn ritual and in joyful celebration and communion.

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