worship

Inhibiting True Worship

Jun 18, 2019 | Posted by in Church, discipleship, theology, worship | 0

When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts He found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So He made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; He scattered the coins of the moneyRead more …

Survey of 2018 trips: Southeast Asia

Heart Sounds International’s mission statement includes helping ignite worship in places where Christ-followers are “restricted, persecuted or unknown.” Because of our focus in these places, many stories are hard to share online. But I’d like to share what I can from this past year over a series of blog posts. Here’s a story from SoutheastRead more …

Back to Belgium

Tomorrow I hop on a plane and head to Belgium for an HSI songwriting workshop! We are partnering with WEC International’s art division, Resonance. The team leader and three teammates are from WEC. I’m the HSI representative. Please pray as we hold two workshops. The purposes of the workshops are: Workshop 1: Seminar for Trainers • Inspire and excite regarding ethnodoxology (heart music, releasingRead more …

Of Waffles and Chocolate

These two delectable snacks are as good in Belgium as they are plentiful. Also plentiful in Belgium is the spiritual need. But OM Belgium has seen the evangelical presence in their town of Zaventem grow from zero to at least four churches since they began ministry 50 years ago!    I had the opportunity to travelRead more …

Worship and Missions: Why the Silo?

The co-founder of Heart Sounds International and my esteemed teammate, Frank Fortunato, recently wrote a 2-part article in celebration of HSI’s 15th anniversary. In part 2, he begins by saying, It was an epochal moment that day in the late nineties, in Pretoria, South Africa. When it was my turn I gave a brief reportRead more …

What Is Heart Music?

Jul 21, 2014 | Posted by in Ethnodoxology, worship | 0

To truly understand what we do at Heart Sounds International, this question must be answered. So much of the “trade jargon” that we throw around is complex to explain and can be difficult to understand, mostly just because our focus in missions is so specialized. Ethnodoxology? Musicianary? Heart Worship? This article was recently posted on HSI’s Facebook pageRead more …

Let’s Not Get Left Out!

Jul 14, 2013 | Posted by in adventure, global worship, worship | 0

The Heart Sounds team was invited to participate in the Music Evangelism Foundation’s Word and Worship Conference in Colorado Springs at the end of June. I had the privilege of presenting alongside two of my teammates, Jolene, our Prayer Coordinator and Administrative Assistant, and Ken, one of our Co-founders. MEF gave us a fantastic platformRead more …

Calvin Worship Symposium

Apr 1, 2013 | Posted by in Ethnomusicology, mission, music, worship | 0

At the end of January, I had the privilege of attending the Calvin College Worship Symposium in Grand Rapids. I went because of the global focus of the conference. I came away with more tools in my tool belt in regards to global worship. I also realized how much I have to learn. I willRead more …