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Rejoice in the Lord

November 14, 2021

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.” (Philippians 4:4) Over and over again in the book of Philippians, Paul instructs the church to rejoice in the Lord. We might assume this to be general advice for all Christians, but when we examine the circumstances at Philippi, it makes these statements quite remarkable. […]

The Blessing of Church

October 28, 2021

We have seen many changes over the last year and a half. One of them is the popularization of online worship. Nearly every church is offering or has offered some form of it. This has been a wonderful blessing for many. People who are unable to attend can watch online. People who are homebound or […]

Preparing the Way to See Jesus

October 14, 2021

“In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.’” […]

Prayer Songs

October 8, 2021

The idea that we can categorize everything as either religious or secular is a modern notion. Throughout much of history, there was no religious-secular divide. Everything was spiritual. We are not better off for forcing all things into contemporary categories we have invented. All we have done is created new problems. We can now relegate […]

The Poetry of God: John 1:1-5

September 27, 2021

“Who, in fact, will ever comprehend ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God?’” – Augustine, Homilies on the Gospel of John I can’t explain a blessed thingNot a fallen star or a feathered wingOr how a man in chains has the strength to singJust one thing is clear to meThere’s […]

Joy and The Lovin’ Spoonful

September 24, 2021

“A joyful heart is good medicine.” (Proverbs 17:22) Music can evoke many different feelings and emotions. A song may make a person feel happy, sad, angry, excited, etc. Music is powerful. God knows this, and this is why music is part of his plan. Songs are scattered throughout the Bible. The church sings when it […]

Grow in Grace

September 16, 2021

One of the last things Peter commands in his second letter is for us to “grow in the grace…of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:18). Grace is unmerited favor. It is treating others better than they deserve. This is what Jesus does for us. “While we still were sinners, Christ died for […]

When Culture is King

September 10, 2021

“The chute opens, the bull draws blood, and the gift is accepted by God”– The Killers As the music industry continues to experience changes, I hope the album never goes away because when it is done right, it can be a beautiful work of art. Pressure Machine, the new album by The Killers, is an […]

Welcoming Others

September 9, 2021

“Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” (Romans 15:7) It is fascinating how we emphasize certain commands in Scripture while overlooking others. We all do it. It is part of being human. We judge some commands as more important than others. We may downplay the commands we […]

Trusting Communities

September 8, 2021

“Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude…Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-5, 7) We live in an age of distrust. We do not trust institutions, and we see this play out in the news almost every […]