Honestly, sometimes I think Rich Mullins was one of the greatest gifts God gave to the church in my life time. Miss him. Miss him a lot. Just a few months before he died, 21 years ago at the age of 41 he recorded this at Wheaton College. Rich was an honest man. They are … More “We are not as strong as we think we are”
Here’s an article I had to pass on. Every church I have ever been in, the ones I was the pastor of, the ones I was preaching at, the ones I was just passing through on my way to someplace else, EVERY single one wished they had more. More vocalists. More bass players. More guitars. More … More “Why We Sing”
Every believer has those moments that Hillary Scott sings so beautifully about in this song. Enjoy.
Monday is for Theology Mercy Me put a great picture to the theology behind their song, “Flawless.” It’s been around for a while but it is still worth a listen and a look. Revelation 3:5 (ESV) The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out … More Theology in Pictures
Friday is for Heart Songs I am away, making my first ever trip to Israel. While I am gone I have prepared a series of re-posts comprised of some of the most downloaded and viewed pages of the last 5 years. Keep me in prayer for the next 10 days. I am looking forward to walking the … More The Music of the Heart of God?
There are people we meet who change our lives. There are experiences we have that change our lives. There are thoughts we think that change our lives. In the early 70’s, when I came to know Christ, there was a song I heard that changed my life. This was that song. Words and melody still … More There are Songs You Hear that Change You
Sunday Afternoon Musings Worship is the priority of the church. It is fuel for evangelism. It is often neglected in private and unattended in public. But it remains a priority for the church. Which is why, when I saw this article in the Winter issue of Trinity Magazine, I knew I wanted to get it … More Keith and Kristyn Getty: On Modern Hymns and Worship
Part of the worship service this Sunday. In the madness that is our world at the moment, it is good to draw away and reflect on the greatness of Christmas and “good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people.” All people. Black, yellow, white and brown–all people–equally, before the King … More Celebrating Advent
Reading with the Pastor 1 Peter 3 and Psalm 64-65 Read Psalm 65 Suggested by a Reading of Psalm 65 Meditating on Psalm 65 (esp. vs. 4) In most places, the NASB and ESV translations are very similar, though the ESV is more readable. But in verse one of Psalm 65 there is a real difference that … More When Joy Wants to Explode
Weekend Links Doubly late Weekend links. I have been otherwise occupied with a doctoral class and limited time to prepare this week’s message. Enjoy. Better Engagement with Ministry Journaling: A Pathway to Joy (David Mathis–Desiring God Ministries.) Five Signs of a “Great Decline” in Religious Fervor in America (Five charts that demonstrate the need for … More Hamas Gaza Follies and Tragedies; Media Cover Ups; Religious Decline; Gay Men and HIV; Church Planting