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Clean

I ran across this quote in the internet recently, and it caught my attention.

Imbesi’s Law Of The Conservation Of Filth: In Order For Something To Become Clean, Something Else Must Become Dirty.

I’m not sure who Imbesi is or why he would want to conserve filth. However, as I . . . → Read More: Clean

Spring

This past week officially started spring. The weather is warming up. Flowers are appearing from under the formerly snow-covered ground. It is a great time of year.

This year, it seems particularly meaningful to me. I think it goes deeper than just the change of seasons and the passing of winter. . . . → Read More: Spring

Sabbath

How Do You Honor the Sabbath When You Work for a Church?

The fourth commandment in the 10 commandments is to honor the Sabbath. The first four commandments deal with our relationship with God, and the remaining six commands deal with our relationships to others. The commandments that precede it talk . . . → Read More: Sabbath

Pro-life – A Personal Story

Normally this blog is about worship related topics, so why I writing about this topic? I have been very troubled in recent days with the direction of our country in many ways, but most recently in the area of how our citizens are treating the most vulnerable among us: the unborn. . . . → Read More: Pro-life – A Personal Story

Unlikely Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and is a week from today. It is always a season that I enjoy, with fall being my favorite time of year. It is highly anticipated as we look forward to being with family and celebrating the faithfulness of God. Our worship program is in charge of . . . → Read More: Unlikely Thanksgiving

Girls vs. Guys

So I get a lot of questions about the next topic. One of the popular descriptors about worship songs today is “it’s a guy song” or “it’s a girl song.” Typically what is meant by the comment is that a girl (or guy) sang the song on the original recording. I . . . → Read More: Girls vs. Guys

Lenten Reflections

This year, our worship program has been observing Lent together. To be honest, this is the first time in several years that I have observed the whole season of Lent. For those who may not be familiar with Lent, it is the period of 40 days (not counting Sundays) from Ash . . . → Read More: Lenten Reflections

Transformation

I just noticed that the last 6 blog posts (including this one) all had words ending with “-tion”. Guess I am on a “-tion” direction, predilection, or inclination.

Some of the comments on the 1st Reformation post got me thinking about this question: what is the different between “reformation” and “transformation”? . . . → Read More: Transformation

Reformation, Part 2

I love the comments about what needs to be reformed about worship and church life today. Several commented that reformation must start with the individual. This was true with Martin Luther, and it is true today. God is in the business of reforming, and we should ourselves be working to be . . . → Read More: Reformation, Part 2

Reformation

This year is a big year, as it marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Reformation, generally marked by the nailing of Martin Luther’s “95 Theses” on the Wittenburg Castle door. The purpose for the theses were to raise questions about what was happening in the Catholic church. The . . . → Read More: Reformation