On living for God's glory

Daniel J. Sparks

Category: Faith (page 1 of 10)

Small Church Music

If you’re a small parish with few resources for church music, SmallChurchMusic.com is for you.

Ways you can use this site:

  • If you don’t have an organist, download the accompaniment tracks to play for services.
  • If you need sheet music, download it here.
  • Find lyrics to hymns.
  • Cross reference hymns that share the same tune.

Thanks to the hard work of recording, scanning, typing, and uploading done over many years, Mr. Clyde McLennan from Perth, Australia has given the church a vast treasury of musical resources.

Music Resources for congregational and small group singing. Audio MP3 files, midi files, PDF scores and lyrics available.

AWI workshop

C.S. Lewis and the Church

Coming to an AWI near you.


Anyone interested in Christian apologetics should consult the works of Lee Strobel. His investigative-style books–such as The Case for Christ and The Case for a Creator–offer a fresh approach to apologetics and are easy to read and understand.

Mr. Strobel’s website is a treasure trove of resources to aid in further study and research in apologetics. In particular, the site features numerous videos addressing particular apologetics topics, often in interview format.

Bishops R Us

If you’ve never seen “Bishops R Us“, you’ve missed out on a real treat.

  • Are you hankering for a fast track to ordination?
  • Do you have urges to play dress up for church?
  • Do the trappings of the episcopate make you giddy?

Then you should head over for a visit to “Bishops R Us” to get things done quickly. This is especially handy for those who want to start their own jurisdiction/denomination or give themselves titles that sound profound.

Be sure to scroll down the page and click the link for those in a hurry!

Atheist Christian metal singer seeking contract killer

Tim LambesisThe Ugly Church Stuff file makes its way to the top of the pile again in this story about a Christian metal singer who turns out to be an atheist. By the way, he also tried to hire someone to kill off his wife. This isn’t one of those nice little fluff pieces that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.

According to The Christian Post

Tim Lambesis, lead singer and founder of Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying, recently confessed that he and other members of his band had become atheists but kept claiming to be Christians so they could keep making money selling records to Christians.

Who’d a thunk? If the money’s good, I suppose there’s little reason to quit the business. After all, if you have no absolute standard of morality, it’s easy to only be on the lookout for Number One.

Then, again, seems to me eyebrows should have gone up when someone first mentioned the phrase “Christian metal band”. What?

It gets worse.

Lambesis was arrested on May 7, 2013, in Oceanside, California, for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife and subsequently sentenced to six years in prison on May 16, 2014.

Hmm. Why do I have the feeling that somewhere there are some really gullible or self-deluded folks holding out for the singer’s grand return to Christian show biz in six years?

This article is part 12 of 12 in the series Ugly Church Stuff.
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