People often ask me: wouldn’t world missions and evangelism be so much easier if Jesus would just show up in person like He did two thousand years ago? He would walk around, do miracles, perform signs and wonders and preach the Word. And wouldn’t His effectiveness be multiplied given that He can now access technology […]Read More Why the Church Needs to Embrace Change
I’ve had a pretty inspiring weekend. As some of you may know, I’ve been thinking long and hard about unity, particular in relation to how worship ministers can contribute towards God’s move in uniting the church in the city. Part of this includes my crazy idea of having people from different churches form a band […]Read More What Does Unity of the Church Look Like?
It has been an amazing start to the weekend, first with Cindy Ratcliff’s ministry to the worship teams from different Perth churches on Thursday night, and then with the Just Worship event last night at Metrochurch, during which Cindy led worship. My wife and I were really thrilled because at the end of the evening, […]Read More Reflections on Cindy Ratcliff’s Visit to Perth
I just got back from an amazing evening at Metrochurch’s OneNight with Cindy Ratcliff, the Senior Worship Leader of Lakewood Church. I had always been a big fan of Cindy’s ever since I heard the album We Speak to Nations. That album was for me a return from an artist-centric approach to worship music back […]Read More Cindy Ratcliff’s Insights into Worship Ministry
During yesterday’s message by Faith Community Church’s Missions Coordinator, Bro Yew Beng, he shared an inspiring quote by King George VI from his 1939 annual Christmas address to the Commonwealth. The context was that Britain was on the brink of world war. In the midst of the uncertainty, fear and expectation of gloom, King George […]Read More Put Your Hand into the Hand of God
In recent posts, I have been ruminating about worship auditions. Over the years, worship ministries have accepted auditions as a completely legitimate way to vet and induct new candidates into the ministry. But whenever you talk about auditions, you also bring up another concept, which to mention in the context of worship is virtually taboo. […]Read More Worship’s Dirtiest Word
I was really thrilled yesterday to get an email yesterday as follows: Congratulations! You have been successful in the FCC worship audition. Welcome to the team! It was a good thing my wife ordered me some in-ear earphones from Catch of the Day! My joining the Faith Community Church worship team is significant to me […]Read More Audition Success!
At the beginning of the year, following Joseph Prince’s first sermon of the year, I posted that 2012 would be for me a Year of Unceasing Fruitfulness. Reflecting over the 7 months that has already come and gone, I am all the more convinced of this. Last week, I was watching the movie adaptation of […]Read More Blessings Reel – July 2012
Last week, I posted on an idea I had about doing a worship event right in the middle of the Perth Cultural Precinct. I have lots of crazy ideas, but sometimes I wonder whether many of these are actually from God. So, as I prayed through this idea, I started articulating it with some fellow worshippers […]Read More Worship in the Heart of the Perth Cultural Precinct – Part 2
As a person who feels his calling is worship, I actually get simultaneously excited and intimidated by missions. On the one hand, I believe that missions and worship are completely interconnected in the way that John Piper describes, that is, worship is both the fuel and the goal of missions. So it excites me whenever […]Read More From the 10/40 Window to the 4/14 Window