Jeff Lawrence

worship

Spiritual Life

4 Marks of True Thanksgiving

Recently I watched a video of a man held captive for years, set free and returned home.  When he got off the plane he fell

Spiritual Life

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Routine often dulls us to the majestic and beautiful.  That which we see and enjoy on a daily basis succumbs to the certainty that it/he/she

Church

3 Ways to Revive the Hymns

This year, Concord Worship is doing something we’ve never done before. We’re bringing back some old but familiar friends. Familiar to many who grew up

Daily Thoughts

You Need a Renovation?

Recently, while trying to be a good husband, I’ve watched (endured) an HGTV show with Lisa called Fixer Upper.  Lisa loves the show and really

Rethinking Christmas

It’s easy for us to enter the Christmas season and go on autopilot.  The holiday season is so driven by traditions (which are not a

Church

Worship – Saying the Hard Things

Over the past year I’ve had a growing chorus of conversations with worship pastors, senior pastors, church staff and lay leaders regarding a troubling trend

Rethinking Worship

As the parent of a savvy brand new teenager – I have come, quite by accident, to the knowledge that my understanding of words is

Never Alone

Suppose you were to sit back and recall your most meaningful worship experiences.  Where would it be?  With whom would it be?  How did it

Worship – The Private made Public

Several years ago, while on a trip out west, Lisa and I visited a church well known for their worship.  We went with anticipation of

The Magnum Opus

Magnum Opus, or “Great Work” is a tag bestowed upon the crowning glory of a composer’s work! It’s the crescendo or highest achievement of an

Overwhelmed

Have you ever felt overwhelmed?  Have you ever felt like just one more thing would send you over the cliff…put you in a tail-spin, drive

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