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Church of the $15,000 Espresso Machine

January 23, 2012


I visited two “community” churches in Washington D.C..  The pastor of National Community Church was trying to raise $15,000 for an espresso machine.  The pastor of New Community Church was trying to raise $10 million for a local bank they were starting.  I wrote reviews of both mind-blowing churches HERE. As usual I  interviewed the […]

Reworking The Newsboys’ “In Christ Alone”

January 11, 2012


Some songs have great melodies but aggravating lyrics.  “In Christ Alone” is one of those songs.  I offer alternative lyrics to an otherwise pleasant song and throw in a bonus “secular” song at the end.  I am building a collection of reworked hymns and praise songs, so if you would like a favorite song reworked, […]

The Nurse Log Church

January 9, 2012


I visited a Worcester, MA church which is home to both a small, aging, traditional congregation and a growing, young-adult, Vineyard-style congregation.  The contrast is easy to see in this short video taken as the worship team warms-up between the 10:30 Pilgrim worship (see the chapel?) and the 12pm Woo worship (see the band?).  I […]

We Never Have to Go to Church Again!

January 5, 2012


I couldn’t go to church on New Year’s Sunday but I was able to attend live worship online through  As with every other worship service I attend, I wrote a review of the experience.  What WINDOWS allowed light to shine into my soul and which WALLS or obstacles left me in the dark?  You […]