Bob Burroughs

Bob Burroughs

Bob Burroughs is a composer and arranger who directed the Florida Baptist Convention church music department until his retirement in 2002. He is author of What Think Ye?: Essays for Twenty-First Century Leaders, Pastors, and Church Musicians.

Friday, 31 January 2014 17:07

The sound of (congregational) silence

Something crucial in worship is lost if the context is discouraging worshipers from singing.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 18:50

Thinking inside the boxes

One week I received several boxes via FedEx and UPS. The items came in boxes of various sizes, shapes and wrappings. Going through boxes padded with “shipping peanuts,” air-filled plastic rolls and shredded-paper fluff, my thoughts turned to how the box theme might relate to today’s church scene.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 19:49

A recipe for blended worship

Oil and water, obviously, will never mix. I have come to the same conclusion in these recent years of music ministry: that contemporary and traditional worship never mix -- well.  

Monday, 06 May 2013 00:00

Managing time in worship

Many worship leaders fail miserably in the management of their allotted time.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013 18:12

3 questions for worship

Who is watching? Who is singing? Who really cares?

Wednesday, 02 January 2013 19:55

Possibilities for the 2013 church

“If the horse is dead, dismount!” is good advice for the church of 2013 to follow.

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 19:34

A zeal he does not own

A thought-provoking hymn from the 19th century speaks powerfully to the 21st.

Monday, 29 October 2012 17:47

Pitfalls of worship

Worship leaders know things don’t always go as planned on Sunday morning, but there are some common pitfalls to avoid that can help keep the worship service on track.

Friday, 10 August 2012 16:43

Strangers among us

Most churches can, and should, do a better job of making sure that visitors feel welcome.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012 18:05

Don’t forsake the old hymns

The decline of hymnody is harmful to the theology and music quality in many of today’s churches.

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