Worship Mythbusters Episode 11: Rita Springer Interview and Give Away!

Head on over to WorshipMythbusters.com to Episode 11 and enter the CD give away of Rita Springer’s new CD “The Play List” which has been having great reviews. Ever wonder if there are some fresh tunes for the women who lead worship? You will find some answers in this CD. Also, I give a tribute on mentorship. Happy Thanksgiving!

Worship Mythbusters: Worship Leading in top 15 of most stressful jobs


This is posted on www.richkirkpatrick.com

CNNMoney.com recently did a series of articles based on research by payscale.com and found that 67% of those that lead worship or direct music in local churches for a vocation say the job is stressful. The research says this job is in the top 15 MOST stressful. Uhmm, this is obvious to those of us who lead worship, but to have research debunk the myth of the glamor of being a music guy/gal in a church might be helpful in fixing some things. Continue reading

Worship Mythbusters: the myth of believer-centered worship


Worship Mythbusters is a series on my blog that is designed to dispel myths we Christians have about our worship expression in our churches each weekend.  The conversation sometimes is a bit controversial, but it would not be worthy if it wasn’t.

MYTH: “Our worship expression is not about unbelievers”

It seems very clear that the purpose of a worship service is for the gathering of believers and the scripture warns us about not regularly gathering as believers. Hebrews 10:24-25 exhort us that meeting together is what stirs us to live how we should as Christians. But, what about the unbeliever? Read the rest of this entry »

Worship Mythbusters: The Myth of Pragmatic Worship – Is our weekend service an “end” or a “means” to and end?


The Myth of Pragmatism in Worship

This is part of a series of posts began in January of 2008 about our public worship gatherings. The desire is to have a myth-busting conversation about what we do each week as Christians.

The question here addresses whether our worship services are an “end” or a “means” to accomplish something else or if our weekend worship service itself is more of the priority.