Ways and Means

"The worship team member, however, who equates spiritual vitality with musical excellence and emotional thrill expects too little. Seek God who is above all means, Wesley urged."...

Leadership

“7 Principles to Lead as Jesus Led” by Ed Stetzer at ChristianityToday.com #deilfbtw...

Joseph’s brief moment in the spotlight

Had a gospel been written by someone who knew Joseph and Mary and family while the kids were growing up (Can you imagine what a story that might be?), we might see what a significant influence these two faithful servants of God were on their children, including the child...

Ways and Means

"God is above all means. God is the initiator in the spiritual encounter. God is the first witness; human effort is always a subsequent witness." [https://picography.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/stone-bridge-over-river-sm.jpg] ...

My Eyes are Dry — Keith Green

My eyes are dry My faith is old My heart is hard My prayers are cold And I know how I ought to be Alive to You and dead to Me Oh, what can be done For an old heart like mine To soften it up With oil and...

The World is My Canvas!

"Do I really have the permission to call the world around me my canvas? Do I have the freedom, the audacity, the creativity, and the imagination to wade in and create on that canvas? Or am I nothing more than a detached observer?"  [Paul Richardson, A Certain Risk, p....

Lemons and Lemonade

We've all had less-than-ideal things happen to us.  That's the nice way of saying "stuff happens".  Sometimes that "stuff" is really bad, even for the most faithful, Godly, and holy among us.  Some Christians might find this disturbing--after all, isn't God able to make everything go my way all...

Why start with such a boring list, Matt?

As I continue to read Scripture, learn from others, and experience day-to-day life on this planet, I continue to realize that there are mountains of fascinating insights, deep meanings, and undeniable truths lying just below the surface of the words and stories of Scripture--hidden gold just waiting to be...

Remaking “Word of God Unplugged”

…some Christians have become so accustomed to baby food that they no longer desire the stronger food.   —J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays, and Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Mark L. Strauss, Grasping God’s Word, Kindle location 51 Several years ago I started something I called “Word of God Unplugged” (WOGU) as...