Years ago while living in California I had a number of experiences with sheep. We lived at the base of a place called Little Mountain in San Bernardino and there was a shepherd who annually grazed his flock of about 200 sheep on its hillsides. (Bit of Trivia: Little Mountain is the site where Sammy … More What Does it Take to Be a Shepherd?
This: “A familiar figure on the streets is the window-shopper who moves along gazing fondly in each show-window but buying nothing. In the realm of things spiritual we have with us the Bible window-shopper. He moves along through the Book reading its precious promises, hearing its high challenges, looking at its deep messages of peace … More Bible Window-Shoppers
What would say, if you could say nothing after you said it? For Keith Green, in 1978, it was this song. He lived to proclaim the wonder of Jesus and the Gospel of the Kingdom. The final song of NO COMPROMISE is called “Altar Call” and I think it was Keith’s attempt to say a … More Final Song
I have been plodding through William Manchester’s epic biography of Winston Churchill. Last night I found a number of episodes in Churchill’s life that are COMPLETELY out of step with our cultural moment. Each page that I read showed the superiority of Churchill’s worldview (with all of his personal flaws) over the current politically correct, … More When Leaders Value Differing Voices
Next to the Last Song, Side BNO COMPROMISE LP, by Keith Green The next to the last song on the album is the only song not written by Keith or Melody Green. It is actually a cover of a song by Jamie Owens-Collins from the Jesus Movement era. But in Keith’s hands and heart, it … More How Does a Lover Sing?
For about 7 years, while I was on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ (now CRU), I had the privilege of teaching a 2 credit graduate class on the Life of David at the Institute of Biblical Studies twice, and sometimes three times a year. It was an honor and a thrill. I think … More “To Obey is Better Than Sacrifice”
Christmas is near. I love it when I find or someone sends me new artists or songs of praise that have substance to their thinking. I’m so tired of “Christian songs” that are more about the singer than they are about Jesus and the Kingdom. Songs with good theology that exalt the Living God, the … More O Come, All You UNfaithful
“We are the colorful ones.” (Keith Green) Our lives, as a friend of mine is fond of saying, are the only Jesus people will see or hear. Keith Green understood that. He knew that the people were always watching us to see if there was any consistency between what we proclaimed and how we … More Our Lives are Windows
The heart of the faith is to desire to always be faithful to Christ, to never fall away, to walk closely with Christ for all our days. Unfortunately, too many who make professions of faith seem to be fruitless because of the rocks of persecution (Mark 4:17) cause them to abandon their hope in Christ. … More The Heart-Break of Unfaithfulness
A celebration of God and the wonder of a God that would stoop so low as to become one of us. That’s how side B of NO COMPROMISE begins with a song titled simply, “You!.” As with most of Keith’s music, there is a relentless push toward the proclamation of the gospel through the grid … More A Flesh Encased God