Repetition: The affect of immediate context

Last week, I said that we music directors must repeat songs. Why do you think that is the case? One reason we should repeat songs more often is that the impact of a song is affected by its context.  Here’s what I mean. A different combination of songs will bring...
If Jesus had not risen… part 2

If Jesus had not risen… part 2

Earlier today, I wrote about what would be true if Jesus had not risen. We often live as if the resurrection power of Christ is non existent.  As I pondered these thoughts, I couldn’t help but think of this video that I had seen.  Let it impact you. Video Credit...
If Jesus had not risen… part 2

If Jesus had not risen…, part 1

Today, we celebrate.  We remember.  We sing.  We rejoice! But take a moment to consider “what if.”  What if Christ had not risen again? Paul follows this trail of logic in I Corinthians 15:14. And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and...

The Paradox of Christian Productivity

We think we have to do more.  God says, “Ask, and it shall be given.” (Matt. 7:7) Our world tells us that the one who works harder than the next guy wins.  God says, “Call Unto me, and I will answer thee.”  (Jer. 33:3) The powers of evil give...