Author Archives: Stephen Wilburn

About Stephen Wilburn

I am a worship director at a suburban Philadelphia church and currently a doctoral student at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, PA

10 Theologically Deep Worship Songs That Are Not “In Christ Alone”

Did you know I can read minds?  Yup, I really can.  I can tell you what people are going to say before they even say it. Of course my powers are very limited.  In fact my mind reading ability is limited … Continue reading

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Introduction to Worship Leading Class: Video 2 The Worship Hymnal – Choosing Songs for Repertoire

Here’s the second session of my introduction to worship leading class.  In this video we talk about why intentionally maintaining a worship repertoire is important and how to choose songs for your repertoire.  Enjoy! Interested in getting more great stuff … Continue reading

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Introduction to Worship Leading Class: Video 1 A Theology of Worship

I’ve recently just started teaching a class on worship leading at my church that covers my approach to different aspects of worship leadership.  I’m recording all the sessions and will post them here each week. The first class is on … Continue reading

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Worship Tips Wednesday: 5 Tips For Bassists

One of the most interesting tv shows of the early 1970s, “The Partridge Family” featured a group of actors who pretended to sing and play music that was actually performed by professional studio musicians (with the exception of David Cassidy … Continue reading

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Worship Tips Wednesday: 5 Tips for Drummers

Legend has it that once after Rich Mullins had just finished a worship concert a fan came up to him to share about his experience as part of the audience.  This particular fan raved about Rich’s music and then went … Continue reading

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The Worst Trend In Contemporary Worship

A couple of years ago my brother and I were attending a worship conference together.  As usual at these types of conferences every night ended with a worship concert featuring well known and up-and-coming worship artists.  After the concert on … Continue reading

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Album Review: “The Depth of Your Love” by Sixteen Cities

One of the things I love about looking for new worship music to introduce to my congregation is coming across bands I was previously unaware of that are producing solid worship music.  Sixteen Cities is just such a band.  Originally from Seattle, … Continue reading

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