Another video from my son. This one is a help to those who suffer from depression. Check out Marty’s newest book: Captain Tomahawk and the Sky-Lion
Thursday is for Discipleship Last Friday I had the privilege of seeing some of my favorite people in the world. I was back at New Song Church in Bolingbrook and got to visit with so many people from my years of ministry in that lighthouse of joy in the community. The occasion was a summer … More Spoken Word Artistry and Gospel Awesomeness
Tuesday is for Salvation Last week I preached on Psalm 6, David’s Prayer of Personal Repentance. Discussion of repentance always brings introspection. Or it should. And that led me today to think of a slam poem my son wrote. He performed it and three others as part of a series of poems by a group … More Repentance and a Psalm of Salvation
Friday is for Heart Songs My son is more than an aspiring poet; he is a published, top 100 on Amazon.com list of books on poetry (four times) poet. He’s good. I am biased, but that doesn’t mean I’m not right. I love this particular poem so much that I recorded it at the end … More “The Church is a Whore; But She’s My Mother” (often attributed to Augustine)
Weekend Links Some fun stuff, some provocative stuff, some upsetting stuff and some scratch your head stuff but all of it with the intent of helping us grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Can’t say I agree with everything but i found all of it helpful in understanding some of the issues … More Press Corps Enemies; Jon Stewart; national Debt, Abortion; Poetry, Politics and books; Homosexuality Issues; G.K. Chesterton
If you missed my son on NPR this afternoon, you can hear a replay at Midnight. His poem will be at 12:09 AM, third poem in the set. Here’s the link: http://hppr.org/programs/genre/entertainment. Click on the “Listen Live” button in the upper left-hand side of your screen. The show is called Open Range and is part of … More Poets Use Words to Destroy Vision So Eyes See New Things
My son just published his first book, the second book he has written. When he was 16-17 he wrote a novel with his cousin that ran to over 200 pages but this is his first published work. Despite the fact that I am proud of him and biased, it is worth a look. You can … More My Son Just Published His First Book!
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Monday Discussion My son is the third “Marty” in the family. I am the junior and my Dad is the leader of the band. Dad lives in heaven now but his son and his namesake, my son, still roam the earth and seek to honor the Lord my Dad now sees face to face. Marty … More How Poets Change the World–They Inspire Us toward Passion
New Poem from My Son My son is getting a bit of a following on youtube.com with a number of slam poetry performances. Here’s his latest. I know of at least two churches and the comments reveal that a number of English teachers are using some of these efforts to inspire their students. Would you … More Poetry that Slaps You into a Smile