In 1987, Wayne Watson had been an established Christian songwriter for almost a decade. But it was in 1987 that his album, “Water Color Ponies” was released and his career really began to skyrocket. In some ways it is, in my opinion, an over produced and orchestrated album, like a lot of music secular and … More Some Songs are So Honest They Hurt (as the Heal)
Probably, only pastors will have the time to listen to this whole video, but all who do take the time will be encouraged by the integrity of the Bible and the ground for their faith.
I’ve already posted today, but I found this and had to pass it on. If you love your neighbors, and I sure hope you do, read it. Pray over it. And start doing the simple things, the mundane things for the glory of God and your neighbors joy. There is such beauty to a life … More The Spiritual Warfare of Potato Peeling
Reading with the PastorProverbs 29, Hebrews 7, and Psalm 59 and Psalm 25 Read Psalm 25 For your name’s sake, O Lord,. pardon my guilt, for it is great. (Psalm 25:11) An awareness of sin. When I am aware of my sin, when I know my sin is great, I am in … More Psalm 25 Reading with the Pastor
Born in November of 1932, Eugene Peterson is now 85, retired and the possessor of a wikipedia bio that is a woefully inadequate summary of his impossibly huge influence on the Church. He has been a mentor to many almost from the beginning of his ministry when he planted Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in … More Why Prayer is So Difficult?
“Visit a church on Sunday morning—almost any will do—and you will likely find a congregation comfortably relating to a deity who fits nicely within precise doctrinal positions, or who lends almighty support to social crusades, or who conforms to individual spiritual experiences. But you will not likely find much awe or sense of mystery. The … More The Trivialization of God (and the Church)
Leonard Ravenhill (June 18, 1907 – November 27, 1994 Ravenhill was an English Christian evangelist and author who focused on the subjects of prayer and revival. He is best known for challenging western evangelicalism (through his books and sermons) to compare itself to the early Christian Church as chronicled in the Book of Acts. (Wiki) In answer to … More The Challenge of Ravenhill
I know you have seen it, felt it, perhaps even participated in it. It’s in the newsfeeds of your FaceBook account. It’s in the conversations you have with people at work. It’s in every political discussion, every election discussion, every PC discussion you have or overhear in a restaurant or ballgame. It’s on the nightly … More Less Anger, More Action (LAMA)
My Redeemer Is Coming In the heartache of today, remember tomorrow. Jesus will keep his promise. He will keep all of them.
Honestly, sometimes I think Rich Mullins was one of the greatest gifts God gave to the church in my life time. Miss him. Miss him a lot. Just a few months before he died, 21 years ago at the age of 41 he recorded this at Wheaton College. Rich was an honest man. They are … More “We are not as strong as we think we are”