Jamie’s Latest Blog Posts
Read Jamie’s thoughts on music, the church, pop culture, and growing up in Southern California…to name a few things.
The following are a few thoughts on designing a worship service. Though I strongly hold to the "free worship" philosophy, I have adopted a few ideas from my Presbyterian (PCA) friends, which include the section headings Call to Worship, Confession and Assurance of...read more
Humans operate on a fundamental system of belief (usually an unconscious process) to manage living and survival. This informs priorities, which generate particular behaviors. One’s system of fundamental belief helps determine the net outcome of their lives—good, bad...read more
Jesus not only modeled to whom and why one must worship, but also how, where, when, and what to worship. In Luke 4:8, Jesus simply said, “It is written: 'Worship the Lord your God and serve him only." God is to be worshiped exclusively, and that requires forsaking all...read more
Great musicians and worship leaders are in high demand in the church today, but to be effective, they must first have the necessary tools, including theological, musical, and technical training. Worship Foundry is a self-contained mentorship program in book form, to help train and equip worshipers and leaders alike. Its pages encompass just about everything a successful, modern worship leader must have in their toolbox.
To Jesus We Sing: a Concise History of Christian Worship
To Jesus We Sing was inspired after observing worship leaders who lacked a basic understanding of Christian worship from an historical perspective-who are unaware of why and how certain worship traditions began, survived, and even perished over the centuries. Jamie has compiled a concise, easy-to-read study of Christian worship history, from Creation to the 21st century Millennial generation, with questions for each period of history at the end of the book. It is designed for personal use, small groups or for academic purposes.