The strangely satisfying struggle for money

As someone completely dependent Christ and His Body the church for my funding, there are often dry seasons.  I'm in one of those now, so much so that it puts into question for how long I can return to France. I should be panicking, I should be scrambling to do things to find a solution, raise more … Continue reading The strangely satisfying struggle for money

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The ‘Silent’ night is just the tip of the iceberg

Don't worry, this post it not going to kill the Christmas cheer!  I've been reflecting on the lyrics of well-known Christmas carol "Silent night".  Who knows exactly what that night was like.   I suppose we can imagine that the night was reasonably "silent" or "peaceful".  Christ was, after all, the only ever perfect child! … Continue reading The ‘Silent’ night is just the tip of the iceberg

The guitar is the new organ and rap is the new guitar: The idolatry of the worship instrument

Would you go to a church if there wasn't a guitarist ? Probably not.  If I'm brutally honest with myself, I probably would not.  Why? Because I, like many if not most of us, have an idolatry problem when it comes to worship music.  But I'm not altogether different from previous generations. Would my grandparents … Continue reading The guitar is the new organ and rap is the new guitar: The idolatry of the worship instrument

3 reasons NOT to love ON people

If you're in the church, you've heard it before:  "We just went out onto the street and we were just loving on people".  Loving ON?  It's been around for a few years now, but somewhere along the way, the verb to love gained the preposition: on.  And while this seemingly small grammatical change appears innocent, it is … Continue reading 3 reasons NOT to love ON people

The Christian life according to Sister Act 2 " Oh Happy Day "

Last night after church we watched Sister Act 1 and it reminded me of this vision that I had a few years ago while listening to the Sister Act 2 version of 'Oh Happy Day'. Crazy to think that God would speak so clearly through a movie, but listening and watching this clip still gives … Continue reading The Christian life according to Sister Act 2 " Oh Happy Day "