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January 3, 2018
Without the Holy Spirit’s leadership, without Christ’s mediation, and without the Father’s glorification of himself and all three... Read More
December 18, 2017
Something, somewhere, amid the lyrics and liturgies of this Advent and Christmas cycle needs to catch all of us off guard with its beauty, its... Read More
November 30, 2017
A healthy normal provides repetition and predictability—allowing the meaning-making character of ritual to do its work. The exceptional service... Read More
November 14, 2017
I was struck again with the importance of the Psalms, for every stage of grief can find expressions in this book. . . . I know that at some point in... Read More
November 7, 2017
By cultivating a culture that learns and tells biblical stories, we are writing them on our hearts, allowing the Spirit to use these stories in our... Read More
October 25, 2017
Prayer involves alignment between the words we speak to our Father in heaven and the actions of our lives on earth. Certain kinds of tragedies awaken... Read More
October 4, 2017
The powerful work of the Holy Spirit in our places of worship is so incredibly gracious through and through and often times surprises us with... Read More
September 20, 2017
At the beginning of this mythical season called a “ministry year,” those of us who are called to lead others into deeper discipleship... Read More
September 11, 2017
I’m convinced the Church’s captivating, timeless gospel song plays most memorably in the classic liturgy, offering much-loved lyrics and phrases and... Read More
August 10, 2017
“Worship the Lord with reverence, and rejoice with trembling.” (Psalm 2:11) “…the only true and salutary joy is that which... Read More
August 1, 2017
Last month I had the opportunity to take a weeklong World Music Drumming course taught in part by Sowah Mensah.  Sowah’s native country is... Read More
July 25, 2017
Each year, on the second day of class, I give a little speech to my Intro Preaching 101 students. I tell them that I know some of them do not believe... Read More