“If our churches don’t pray, and if people don’t have an appetite for God, what does it matter how many are attending the services? How would that impress God? Can you imagine the angels saying, ‘Oh, your pews! We can’t believe how beautiful they are! Up here in heaven, we’ve been talking about them for … More Sunday Afternoon Musings
Or, “A Case of Disappering Prayer” “The feature that is supposed to distinguish Christian churches, Christian people, and Christian gatherings is the aroma of prayer. It doesn’t matter what your tradition or my tradition is. The house is not ours anyway; it is the Father’s. Does the Bible ever say anywhere from … More Does Your Church Pray?
I went to a small seminary in California, the International School of Theology. It had an amazing but short 25 year history and trained hundreds of students who have brought great glory to God. The seminary struggled financially, sometimes battled competing visions of how to accomplish its mission, but despite the struggles I loved my … More Is It Possible to be a Christian and Not Love Worship?
Monday is for Prayer Powerless ministries are easy to explain. Somewhere along the line, the pastor and leaders of the church gave up concentrated effort in prayer. Other things became more important than daily attention to Christ. Conversation with the Master became rote, ritualistic, stale and cold. Now the ministry continues but the fire has gone … More Powerless Ministries are Easy to Explain