Old Clothes – Randy Stonehill

One of the finest lyricists and musical talents, in my humble opinion. I learned to play this song back in '92 I suppose it was. It's meant a great deal to me over the years. I was jumping online to get the lyrics to another of his songs, "Mice and Men", because the current cultural and political environment reminded me of it, and I ran across this [...]

January 31st, 2017|Categories: Music, The Christian Life|

Ephesians One

One of the exercises I've used from time to time to get a better sense of what Scripture is saying, is to reword or rewrite the verses in my own words. I did this with Ephesians chapter one and it helped illumine the Scriptures. This is not a version, or even a paraphrase as much as it is an aid to help me gain better understanding. It's a [...]

January 31st, 2017|Categories: Character, Spiritual Disciplines|

What a Legacy

I can't remember where I found this and I don't have the reference, but it's interesting to note the legacy this man left behind. Jonathan and Sarah's Luminous Lineage Let's take a peek at the family of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards. You may remember Jonathan Edwards for his famous sermon, "Sinners in the hands of an angry God." Jonathan and Sarah had 11 children and were ardent [...]

January 30th, 2017|Categories: Parenting, The Christian Life|

On Evangelism and Worship

"There is no Christian Mind . . . The Christian Mind has succumbed to the secular drift with a degree of weakness unmatched in Christian History." That was written in 1963 by Harry Blamires. Lately I've been grappling with a couple of topics: evangelism and worship. Much could be said about these. I'll not attempt some decisively fresh or profound commentary on them. The truth is that [...]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Community, The Christian Life|

Silence and Solitude

Acts 4:13 “Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John, and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled, and recognized that they had been with Jesus.” The longer I am a Christian, the more amazed I become with how little time we actually spend alone with God. Yet all that we are, anything we might accomplish in life that is worthwhile, grows [...]

January 26th, 2017|Categories: Character, Spiritual Disciplines, The Christian Life|

Biblical Community

From time to time, I'll think a lot about biblical community. What it is in a practical sense. How I can contribute to it in my own sphere. Whether I have purposely (or inadvertently) hampered or neglected it from time to time in my own life. I believe that we are each wired to desire it, much like we are wired with a deep hunger for a [...]

January 20th, 2017|Categories: Community|