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Dec 05

God in Our Worst Times: “Jerry is Dead”

This is part of a blog series entitled, "God in Our Worst Times". A collection of stories from Christian families who have endured some of life's worst moments. They tell their stories to demonstrate how God pulled them through and to encourage the rest of the body that our God, is a good and loving …

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Nov 28

New DVD in Passion Talk Series: Fruitcake and Ice Cream

Joining Indescribable, Hope-When Life Hurts Most, and How Great Is our God in the Pasion Talk Series from our longtime friend Louie Giglio is Fruitcake and Ice Cream.  This package includes a CD with five songs from artists including Chris Tomlin and Charlie Hall, while the DVD contains a powerful message from the recently completed Passion World Tour. Writes …

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Nov 26

God in Our Worst Times: “2yr old Ethan hit by a truck”

This is part of a blog series entitled, "God in Our Worst Times". A collection of stories from Christian families who have endured some of life's worst moments. They tell their stories to demonstrate how God pulled them through and to encourage the rest of the body that our God, is a good and loving …

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Oct 28

The Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology

A look at the teaching that shaped the theology of Barack Obama

Oct 14

Who Cares? Social Justice and Worship, Part 2

The second and final installment on the topic of Social Justice and Worship.  Text: James 1:27.  Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this.  To look after orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. Here’s Part 1. And here’s an introduction to …

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Sep 22

Personal Productivity 01 // Limit

In the past I have heard people say "I don’t know how you get everything done."  I shrug it off and say "It’s no big deal."  As I have been reflecting on productivity, it has come to mind that I do get a fair amount of things done.  I though I would give you a …

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Aug 04

Dark Thoughts on The Dark Knight

My first thoughts walking away from Dark Knight were dark thoughts. This film was, at times, too believable for a comic book hero. Yes, I realize that the Nolan brothers intentionally recast Batman out of the traditional hero role; however, in doing so they changed the comic book appeal, lost the frivolity and unbelievability of …

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Jul 21

Prosthetic Limb

On one of the worship leader forums I’m a part of, the below comment was made in a discussion about Commitment to a Church/Worship Team: I play and sing at two different churches. Therefore, I don’t attend either church when I am not playing. Nobody at either church has a problem with that. I know …

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Apr 21

Paying Worship Musicians?

Jan Springer from North Metro Church wrote me a couple months ago. His question: What about paid musicians? Where do you draw the line? Jan, I’ll give you my thoughts but let me first apologize for the delay in writing. Bad Blogger :> I can’t speak for others, but I can speak for what we …

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Apr 15

THEMATIC WORSHIP: A Rich Feast for the People of God

THE NEED FOR THEMATIC WORSHIP When I was in seminary our preaching classes introduced us to the concept of building our ser-mon around what was termed the “big idea” of the text—i.e., the central teaching thrust of the particular portion of Scripture to be expounded. The primary reason for preaching the “big idea” of a …

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