I Got Rhythm!

I Got Rhythm! Photo by Paulo Evangelista on Unsplash No one has ever accused me of having rhythm. I don’t sway in time with the beat very long before I am completely out of sync. I can’t clap along in a song without eventually becoming a distraction to others.  I love singing and usually go around with a […]

What Do We Know of Holy

  A young woman preaches grace and truth and receives death threats from other Christians. College students are hurt by their school and then wounded even more on social media by other Christians. A preacher spends weeks agonizing over a sermon, praying it will bring glory to God and encourage the Kingdom only to be […]

What You Have To Do

  I received this note from a kid at school the other day. I especially like the second line. “I love God and Jesus so you have to love God and Jesus.” I can hear her attitude loud and clear and it cracks me up. This sweet, innocent child of God has some bad theology […]

Means of Grace in Acts 2:42

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42, NRSV. “Our greatest trouble now is, it seems to me, a vast unconverted membership. A very large percent of the church members among us seem to have very poor conception of what a Christian ought […]

Visibly Practicing the Unity of the Spirit: What Shall We Do?

I suggest five (yes, count them, five) modes of visible unity that give expression to the underlying unity of the Spirit among believers. These practices not only exhibit the unity of the Spirit but are also means by which the Spirit dynamically works among believers for unity. The Spirit acts through them to manifest the […]

Lament Prayer

You, God, who made the heavens and the earth and have promised to remake them, hear my voice. I plead for a hearing because you often seem so distant to me, and sometimes I fear that you do not listen. Awake, O God, and hear my prayer for I struggle once again with death. Death […]