The Saturday between Good Friday and Easter is not mentioned in the Bible. We have to speculate about what the Disciples and the world were doing between the day of judgments and punishments, and the day of wonder and power. We might be shocked at how similar our current situation is.
Over the past few weeks I have seen more on social media than I did most of the last 6 months. I seem to be susceptible to the “rabbit hole” concept of scrolling further down the updates than usual. Today I came across a post from a pastor sharing his new favorite worship song. I’m… Read More How Fresh is the “New” You Just Discovered?
One of the worship groups I listen to released their annual album a couple of months ago. It usually takes me a few listens through the list and each song before I hear all the words and get a taste of the message being conveyed. Driving in the car one day, my wife and I… Read More Holy Spirit Wine and Human Wineskins
When you are a pastor,there are two primary elements of your ministry that you and the people in the church agree upon. You study the Bible and you tell people about it. Whether you preach, teach, or write, most people understand these as basic elements to what you do. Another element of pastoral ministry is… Read More You can’t be “pastoral” with everyone: 5 questions to ask before we get pastoral
At this time of year, I always have trouble separating Easter and Good Friday. If Jesus didn’t offer His life as a sacrifice for sin, we wouldn’t have a resurrection to look forward to. Either in Easter, or for those who believe on the day when these mortal bodies are transformed into the immortal. The… Read More What does Easter remind you to sacrifice?
As an American, freedom is a term that is both familiar and foundational. There are battles over various freedoms in our Western nations, and we wonder at the lack of basic freedoms around the world. Freedom is an essential building block of Christianity. Though it neither demands nor forces the freedoms many fight for today,… Read More The Oxymoron Church: Imprisoned freedom