Why I Am and Am Not Writing About Riots and Injustice

Beginning next Sunday, I am going to begin writing a new series of posts lasting exactly one week. Each day will include three praises, one for each of the three traditional hours of prayer in a Jewish day. I am not oblivious to what is going on in the culture today. The injustice, the racism, … More Why I Am and Am Not Writing About Riots and Injustice

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Some Songs are So Honest They Hurt (as the Heal)

In 1987, Wayne Watson had been an established Christian songwriter for almost a decade. But it was in 1987 that his album, “Water Color Ponies” was released and his career really began to skyrocket. In some ways it is, in my opinion, an over produced and orchestrated album, like a lot of music secular and … More Some Songs are So Honest They Hurt (as the Heal)

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God, Be Merciful to Me

Jars of Clay There is no morning when our hearts shouldn’t pray similar prayers. Friday is my day off, but we never take a day off from loving, serving, and following Jesus. May your heart rise to worship Him who died and rose for you

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Five Reasons We Sing

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

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Last Sunday

Yesterday I had the privilege of preaching at the Chinese Christian Union Church in Chinatown, Chicago. The worship team was outstanding as they helped us to give homage to the King before my message from Galatians 6:1-10. One of the songs we sang as a congregation was “Christ is Enough”, (The acoustic version below is from … More Last Sunday

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