Muscle Memory and the Christian Life

Muscle Memory and the Christian Life

Greg Cooper

Earlier this year, I sat in Rod Laver Arena watching the Australian Open tennis. Normally, it's one of my favourite things to do over summer. But not this day. The temperature in Melbourne was 39 degrees Celsius, and about 50 degrees Celsius on court.

The New Year's Narrative

The New Year's Narrative

Greg Cooper

As I prepared to lead singing at church on New Year’s Eve 2017, I was already experiencing ‘that New Year’s Eve feeling’. The one that involves a mental narrative of questions: Did I even achieve anything this year? How will I improve on who I am next year? How will I focus on my goals more next year? And for the Christian – will I be any more godly next year?

Song selection - meals and diets

Song selection - meals and diets

In some ways, thinking about song selection is like thinking about preparing a meal - but how often do we take the opportunity to step back from the 'meal by meal' urgency and take time to consider our longer-term diet of singing?

Dinnertimes and discipleship

Dinnertimes and discipleship

Trevor Hodge

Whether we’re intentional about it or not, lives and characters are being formed.  We rehearse the priorities and values that will become natural and second nature in our lives

Excellence, Servanthood and the Wedding Reception Dancefloor

The question should not be whether or not we choose to do things with excellence. Instead, the question should be: to what ends, and for who's glory, will our excellence and skill serve?