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What’s Been on My Turntable: Best of 2014

July 8, 2014

It’s important to listen to the poets. They move and motivate us. They have a pulse on the culture that we often do not have. Good poets are aware of what is going on but don’t acquiesce. They are voices calling attention to what is good, beautiful, and true. Here are the voices I have […]

Musings

June 6, 2014

Compadres Blog Tour I am part of a Facebook group called Compadres and this summer we are doing a blog tour. Each week a few of us will post on something from the life of Jesus. I will post the links here so you can follow along. Jeremy Schopper is the first one to post. […]

Musings

February 14, 2014

Social Media I have read several great posts regarding social media lately. In Seductress or Servant: Managing the Addictive Power of Social Media Dan Bouchelle tells his story regarding the dangers and addictions of social media. In I Tweet, & Apollos Blogs, But God… Michael Whitworth asks us to consider why we are using social […]

Musings

February 6, 2014

What About the Church? Donald Miller started a firestorm this week when he posted to his blog that he does not regularly attend church services. I agreed with some of Miller’s critiques concerning the church, but I found his answers to these problems to be unhelpful. Many people responded to Miller and some of these posts had much to […]

Musings

January 25, 2014

Should a Christian Watch R Rated Films? Alissa Wilkinson offers a lengthy but well reasoned defense of why Christianity Today reviews R rated movies. I have thought a lot about this question myself, and contemplated writing a blog post on it (which I may still do). Wilkinson does a good job handling this touchy subject. […]

I’m Pressing On

January 2, 2014

One of my favorite books in the New Testament is Philippians and one of my favorite passages from that book is found in chapter 3. Paul writes, Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me […]

The Best Albums of 2013

December 17, 2013

The title says “Best Albums of 2013″ but this is not a top ten list. I compile a top ten list of movies every year. I am able to see most of the movies in a given year, at least the ones that are worth seeing, and then come up with a list of the […]

Musings

December 6, 2013

A Story of Faith and Hope For those of you who don’t know, my sister-in-law was born with a rare heart condition and has had multiple surgeries. She and my brother, who live in Oklahoma, have travelled as far as Cleveland, OH to have a surgery on her heart. They have both been an inspiration […]

Baby Son

December 4, 2013

I discovered John Mark McMillan a couple of years ago and I have been thoroughly impressed ever since. He is a Christian artist who is not like most Christian artists. To be honest, I am not impressed with a lot of Christian music. I think much of it is shallow and not good musically. John […]

Musings

September 28, 2013

A Conversation With Eugene Peterson  Jonathan Merritt recently interviewed Eugene Peterson who will turn 81 in November. Peterson discusses being a minister/pastor, the consumer culture, spiritual theology, and much more. When asked about what someone who desires a “deeper and more authentic discipleship” should do, this is the advice he gives, Go to the nearest […]

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