Archive for January, 2010

From Bob Kauflin

By nature, “cool” describes something that the world esteems as hip, desirable, elitist, and perhaps elusive. Biblical worship is very un-hip, hated by the world’s value system, and a gracious gift from God to those he has redeemed. It involves magnifying the glory of Christ and minimizing our own glory. It means acknowledging our sinfulness before a holy God, expressing gratefulness for the substitutionary sacrifice of Christ for our sins, and responding in humble obedience to his commands. All very uncool activities.

This is good. Jesus put it this way – “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) True discipleship is not “cool.” It’s a probable cause of hardship, pain, suffering, and sacrifice. Biblical worship lifts up these qualities as reality for those being sent into the world as disciples.

Biblical worship is the worship of the Tabernacle and Temple. Something costly was sacrificed. Something had to die. Something was offered up in it’s entirety – consumed for God’s glory. Biblical worship calls us to live our lives in this same way (Romans 12:1-2).


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Psalm 29 video

I like to present our Psalm texts in a variety of fashions in worship. We’ve used traditional chant tones, contemporary tones (“Taste and See” from This Far By Faith), unison readings, responsive readings, readers theater, Taize, and video. I wanted to use a video this week (for Baptism of Our Lord), but couldn’t find much available. So I created this video using iMovie.

Download the video for FREE here.

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“Hello” music video

This is a music video I made for the last song on my EP called “Hello.” The song is about the day we met Deacon. I used video and photos from that day to help tell the story. Deacon was home the moment he was placed in our arms. And everything did change from that moment on. You can get this song and the others at http://claytonfaulkner.com

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