“God does not measure success in the same way we do. It is often through what appears to be the greatest human failures and tragedies that God is most directly at work bringing about his sovereign purposes for his church and for us.” Rethinking the Successful Church, by Samuel d. Rima, p. 58 Too many … More Too Many Churches Are Pursuing the Wrong Measures of Success
Beginning next Sunday, I am going to begin writing a new series of posts lasting exactly one week. Each day will include three praises, one for each of the three traditional hours of prayer in a Jewish day. I am not oblivious to what is going on in the culture today. The injustice, the racism, … More Why I Am and Am Not Writing About Riots and Injustice
A Morning Call to Worship “Let us give thanks to the LORD with our whole heart. Let us recount all of the wonderful deeds of God. Let us remind our souls of how beautiful are His works. Let us exalt Him; let us lift Him high. Let us sing the praise of His name, so … More Evil Responses to Evil Action are Not Transformed into Righteousness.
Part of the Poetry Project Read Psalm 20 first What Would it Mean to Hear You? What would it mean to hear you answer in the day of trouble? To hear a word, a response from You after all our cries for protection, after all our sacrifices and offerings, after all our waiting and longing, … More What Would It Mean to Hear You?