Baptists and Expression in Worship

First of all, let’s all be honest. At Harris Creek, we do a lot of things that aren’t typical for Baptists to do. We incorporate a lot of elements from different traditions outside of a typical Baptist liturgy, all while trying to be as ecumenical and orthodox as possible. However, when it comes to expression in worship—specifically hand raising or physical expression, we are as BAPTIST as they come. Occasionally, ...

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Harris Creek’s Discipleship Philosophy

In American culture today, there are a lot of opinions about what the function and role of the Church is in society. A big question every church must answer is, “Why does the Church exist?” We believe there are four primary functions the Church is called to serve within the context of the city in which it is placed. These four functions are community, worship, equipping, and mission. Every church ...

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Lights and Fanfare

Lights and Fanfare

Almost our entire staff went recently to a conference called Catalyst in Dallas.  The conference was very well done, and was highly “produced.”  They paid attention to every detail, including a ton of audio/visual stuff.  As I worshiped there at catalyst (I have to admit, often times I was observing more than worshiping—so is the curse of a worship leader) I began ...

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Walk the Line

Being able to walk in a straight line is not a test for someone that is impaired; it is apparently difficult for any human. In a recent CNN article (see it here), scientists have discovered that some mechanism in our brain causes us to stray to the right or to the left in a zigzag pattern that eventually turns into one large circle if we do not have an external ...

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Religion is Worthless

There are some great things going on in our church right now, but I am continually amazed at where the majority of the “activity” is taking place. Where I have personally witnessed and heard of stories of transformation and renewal are primarily coming from people that are not “church folk.” By church folk, I mean people that have been steeped in religion for the better part of their life. As ...

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