Series in the Book of Revelation

Last week our church - Christ the King - started a new series in the book of Revelation.  We will be covering the entire epic over the next 6-7 months.  It's an ambitious series and I've got mad props for our pastor for tackling it.  If you've never studied, or worshipped, your way through this... Continue Reading →

Ten Songs we are teaching our Kids

This year at Christ the King we are taking a few minutes before Children's Church to gather all of the kids together to sing some songs.   I've been working the past few weeks on gathering together a collection of 10-15 songs that I want them to learn this year.  The collection so far is... Continue Reading →

Esther Series – Fall 2012

This Fall at Christ the King we are working our way through the enigmatic Book of Esther.  This is the book of the Bible that doesn't mention God, promotes a festival not prescribed in the Law of Moses, and was criticized by Martin Luther for being too aggressively Jewish and having NO gospel content.  But... Continue Reading →

Palm Sunday Weekend with Reggie Kidd

For Palm Sunday we invited Reggie Kidd to visit our church to speak on the future-looking aspects of the Lord's Supper (as part of our Calvin Worship Grant).  He spoke with our leadership team on Saturday night, and twice on Sunday morning (Sunday School and Sermon). During our leadership team dinner we talked about how... Continue Reading →

Series in Book of Ruth

This summer my church CTK is working through the book of Ruth. Here is a body of resources I've culled together to help our congregation engage with Ruth through corporate worship, small group study, and private devotion. ---STUDY--- Community Group Study Guide with Questions [PDF] Further Reading: The Gospel of Ruth: Loving God Enough to... Continue Reading →

Pentecost Songs

--- Download Album HERE Download Songbook HERE Liturgical Resources for Pentecost HERE Reflection from W. David O. Taylor HERE --- Last fall Cardiphonia sponsored the first of what will be a series of song collections focused around gospel themes for congregational song. This week we are releasing our second collection of songs for Pentecost Sunday.... Continue Reading →


This is eclectic, convergent, catholic worship at its best.  A 6th century text originally written for the Holy Week offices of the medieval church we discovered in the Presbyterian ‘Trinity’ hymnal paired with a familiar Southern Harmony tune “Holy Manna.”  We recorded this song very appropriately gathered around one mic.  From the CD ‘Mid All... Continue Reading →

Resources for Lent

Last year Elliot and I have were asked by a couple of churches if we would put together a short guide on the season of Lent.  There is a brief background on the history, some pastoral reflections and some liturgical and practical suggestions for how to observe the season meaningfully.  There is a lot more... Continue Reading →

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