Are you involved in a local church? In asking that question, I don’t just mean, “Do you attend a church service regularly?” I mean are you involved in a local church? Are you serving the church in some capacity outside of showing up for Sunday morning services? If you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ,… Read More How You Can Serve Your Church Well
In his book, Center Church, Tim Keller writes: The popular saying “Preach the gospel; use words if necessary” is helpful but also misleading. If the gospel were primarily about what we must do to be saved, it could be communicated as well by actions (to be imitated) as by words. But if the gospel is primarily… Read More Use Words if Necessary…
It was one of the most terrifying moments of my life. I had successfully sung it countless times with my quartet to open our university’s hockey games. Even though I wouldn’t have the crutch of my quartet, I decided I would try it alone. But when I stepped on to the court to sing the… Read More Don’t Forget the Words
Out of the many cultural trends in contemporary society, one is the rejection of organized religion and the elevation of personal spirituality. Church researchers estimate that 80 percent of churches in America are either in stagnation or in decline in average attendance numbers. But why is there such a tendency to substitute personal spirituality for… Read More “Do I Need To Go To Church?”
I am currently teaching through systematic theology during adult Sunday School at my church. We are at the point in the curriculum where we are looking at the Ordo Salutis (the Order of Salvation). Naturally I was a bit apprehensive in approaching this particular set of doctrines because these doctrines can elicit more emotional responses… Read More Unconditional election?
I have led worship for 13 years. Over those years I have seen a lot of ways to do format lyric slides. One issue that I consistently see is the how the lyrics are displayed. The issues range from how the phrasing is presented, to colors, to fonts, to backgrounds to simple editing and to copyright… Read More How to Display Your Lyrics on Sunday
Some of the most popular televisions programs in the last decade have been shows that are dedicated to people who desire to achieve stardom and fame. Programs like American Idol, The Voice, The Sing-Off, America’s Got Talent, and The X-Factor are all designed to put out the possibility that average, normal people can become a world-wide success.… Read More Donald Trump and the Temptations of Christ