Stephen Phifer

Turning the Corner

Without this turn, we will find ourselves in a “worship land” where the tastes of the “worshipers” form the rules of conduct.

Pastors and Worship Leaders

If there is no personal spiritual relationship between the pastor and music pastor, there is little hope for a public display of God’s power on the platform.

Spiritual Songs

When the church has gathered to worship there are disciplines involved that do not exist in private prayer.

Lost Beauty, Part Two

Entertainment may be artfully done, and art may be entertaining but these are two different forces in the world.

Lost Beauty, Part One

The driving dream within us is to somehow create something that is true to the Word and beautiful in form and content. 

A Craft Surrendered

Instead of being served by the marketplace, the worship leader can become the servant of the marketplace. 

The Folly of Force

When the human spirit is filled with the Holy Spirit of God, a reenactment of Eden takes place.

Meet At His Table

Why can’t we decide to once in a while, gather in one house and demonstrate our unity for the world to see? 

Crushing the Head of White Supremacy

Where groups of people are classified by their features, some identifiable group declares itself to be the leaders, the first among un-equals, and the injustices begin. 

John’s Gospel: Follow

Do not shrink back from the Jesus Story. It is the power of God unto salvation for all who believe.

John’s Gospel: Breakfast

As they pulled for land, a figure waved to them from the beach. At that distance, they did not recognize the Lord.