I know this has happened to you too. You went to Youtube and saw a video, maybe it was a music video, or a teaching video, or a movie short, or a full length movie. After the movie, or teaching, or song, something else popped up in the queue and before you knew it, you … More On the Importance of Hymns and Singing
That bubble of water over the land mass of the USA is all the water there is on planet earth. “We think of Earth as the water planet. But what if you [took] … all of the water on Earth and form[ed] it into a sphere, or bubble? How big would the bubble be? The … More The Wonder of God’s Creation
The video is from an Anglican Church in Lisburn, Ireland. It celebrates the joy of community in the life of the church to the tune of Rend Collective’s MY LIGHTHOUSE. Enjoy. Rejoice. Let the contagion spread. And here is a link to the article that discusses why this has gone viral. What do you think? … More Celebrating the Joy of Christ in the Life of the Church
It is one of my favorite Christmas hymns. A carol of joy, Hark the Herrald Angels Sing, was not always in the form or sound that we enjoy it today. The youtube version below has a driving bass beat and an additional chorus inserted. It comes from Paul Baloche’s Christmas album and it captures well … More Christmas, Let’s Sing!
Thursday is for Spiritual Formation This was the first of a three part series from two years ago. The longer I am in ministry, the more I look at the horrible things that people say about other people on Facebook and other social media, the more I think that Matt Mitchell’s book on Gossip ought … More Nourishing Cancer of the Soul
When you find good information, a powerful video, or a great message repost it to your social networks. We need to learn how to use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Google, Delicious, BLOGs, Pinterist, Pocket, StumbledUpon, etc. in ways that do more than pass on cute cat and dog videos. You could start by passing this … More “… for you are a man of war.”
Thursday is for Discipleship O Holy Night is a great song for corporate worship but a very difficult song for soloists to pull off. But’s its theology is worth the risk. Different artists have done covers, from Bing Crosby to Whitney Houston. Personally, I like this one by Josh Groban even though he changes some … More Another Hymn for Christmas Meditation
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
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 Evangelism Here’s a great link on the principle of invitation. Watch, enjoy, chuckle, apply.