I just ordered the Patrick Kavanaugh book, Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers. I can’t wait to read it. I love biographies and this one promises a collection of them in one place. But what really intrigues me is the “back story” approach to examining the spiritual lives of some of the greatest composers in … More I Just Read a Wonderful History-Correcting Story
The following article is from the most recent release of Kairos Journal. I encourage every thinking Christian to subscribe to Kairos. It is a thoughtful digest of current issues affecting the Church in the 21’s century. The editors of Kairos Journal describe their ministry this way: In our careers and travels, we have witnessed a … More Millennial Sex and the Corruption of Education
I was trying to reign in my anxiety over a professing Christian who seems to be walking in lock step with the world rather than Christ. K-Love was on the radio calling my heart to worship, to trust God, to not despair, to trust in future grace–the grace I will need if this person’s life … More Five Reasons We Sing
Reading with the Pastor Acts 18 and Psalm 24 Too much Starbucks coffee too late in the day, so now it is nearly 2 AM and my mind is wide awake. I’m learning not to resent or regret these mistakes in judgment. There is an undistractedness to these hours that lets the heart soar and mind … More Just a Prayer Shouting Joy
“Nothing is more repulsive than a life turned inward and focused only on its own joy.” Remember: Jesus said we gain our lives by losing our lives. Matthew 10:39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Mark 8:35 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but … More Narcissism and the Pursuit of Happiness
Reading with the Pastor John 3, and 1 John 1, and Psalm 143 Last night was a long night. I went to bed early because I had an appointment for breakfast. But it turned out that the Sandman was not visiting the Schoenleber household. I tossed and turned, watched the clock climb through the hours with … More When Sleeplessness is a Blessing
The world is a mess. Our country is a mess. And it’s hard to know where to begin to fix it. Those of us who believe in Christ know two things. One, it will be fixed one day. Two, our Lord calls us to make disciples until that day (and that will be part of … More Are Manners More Important Than Laws?