Hello friends. I hope you're having a great start of September. Here are some interesting reads that I thought will be worth your while. Enjoy: 1. THE MEDIATED LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING: "These days nearly everything we do is mediated by and filtered through technology–and this is not necessarily a good thing. Our social … Continue reading Blog Break (03 Sep 13)
The Word of God is alive. And one of the ways that this comes out clearly is in how new lessons are often caught from passages that you have read more than a dozen times and have never seen them before. I am tempted to think that this is also one of the evidences of … Continue reading God Looks at the Outward Appearance
The only thing I love more than a good story is a good story worked into song. A story song is a song that tells a story. This is the main reason why I love bands such as Casting Crowns and why "closet" country music lovers can't stop singing Coward of the County and Gambler in … Continue reading Surrender Your Story
He rummages in the deep pockets of his lab coat for something to write on. His fingers feel out the shape of a notebook and he pulls it out – it’s a prescription pad. It will have to do. He pulls out a chair and, with his elbow, pushes aside the mountains of medical books … Continue reading Journalism in the Bible: Crafting the Truth
The thing with epiphanies is that they tend to happen at the most unlikely moments, and places. For me, however, the bus is proving to be a favorite hot-spot. I was commuting home from work the other day when I decided to listen to my audio-bible and block out the explicit lyrics blaring through the … Continue reading Why I’d Rather “Read” than “Listen” to My Bible
Music, like food, can be enjoyable. But that's not its primary purpose. The "entertainment" aspect is a secondary and incidental outcome, not to be pursued as an end in itself. This does not mean that the entertaining effect of music is unnecessary, just as the taste of food is not unnecessary. The problem lies in … Continue reading Music As Christian Entertainment?
"Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them." Ephesians 5:11 Samuel said to the Christian Singer, “I am the one the Lord sent to anoint you to write and lead songs of worship in His Church; so listen now to the message from the Lord. This is what the … Continue reading A Man After God’s Own Art