A Reflection on Psalm 148 (with an assist from the video below) Read Psalm 148 (or maybe 1, 8, 19, 146-150) The music of this video is hauntingly beautiful. I could listen to it for hours. Coupled with the images of a starling murmuration, it is hypnotic. But near the end of the video, there … More Starlings Painting Whales
Friday is for Heart Songs Last week a friend of mine posted a simple question on Facebook: “What is the first question you want to ask Jesus in heaven?” I don’t know what happened in other people’s mind and heart with that question but I can tell you that my response was instantaneous, “Why did … More A friend asked: “What is the first question you want to ask Jesus in heaven?”
“Those who have never lived in a society which has been won over from paganism by Christianity find it hard to imagine how extensive are the obstacles presented to Christian faith by religion, vice, custom and sheer laissez-faire. Wherever they went, Christians were opposed as anti-social, atheistic [because they didn’t believe in the Roman gods] … More The Absurdity and Power of the Gospel
Tuesday is for Preaching Thesis: Most messages require a firm structure for maximum audience involvement. Therefore, I prefer to phrase titles and principles/points in ways that: First, … Begin to hint at application for the hearer. I try to stay away from titles that are merely descriptive, for example “Joshua Leads the People to Conquer … More Where are You Going with Your Preaching?