Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 1
Jun26

Honoring Christ In Our Singing-Day 1

Day 1 | FOR THE MIND, THE BODY & THE SOUL Songs are important to us! They not only have the power to equip us for a good car ride, but the world is making every effort to perpetually define the style, the songs and the artists that are appropriate for the training of the human mind, body and soul. We must realize that God created singing, and thus as its grand architect, he knows completely its purpose and appropriate...

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Freebie #58-Megan Keyes: Characteristics of a Hospitable Home
Jun24
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Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 3
Jun19

Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 3

The idea of transposition is a photography term, but is helpful for us in how to see the world God has made when we apply it in the manner of the great Christian philosopher C.S. Lewis.  This way of perceiving the world—which photography and any form of art can help us understand—came to him one day when he came upon a toolshed in the woods.  He describes the occurrence; “I was standing today in the dark toolshed. The sun...

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Freebie #57-William Messenger: We all need help doing God’s will at work
Jun17
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Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 2
Jun12

Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 2

After his death and resurrection, Jesus reconnects with the disciples. Even after the fact, they still didn’t understand his purposes. Still caught in the lie that the Messiah would not suffer, they held fast to their conviction that Jesus would reign as a political King over Israel. The disciples, and everyone else, completely misinterpreted the Messiah as portrayed in the Old Testament. They missed that he would first become a...

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Freebie #56-William Messenger: Doing God’s Work in the Small Things
Jun10
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Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 1
Jun05

Honoring Christ In Photography-Day 1

Photo of the Father We all take photos, but I don’t think any of us really think about the truth behind what we’re actually doing. Hebrews 1b-3a can help us here: God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he...

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Freebie #55-Nikki McKenzie: Look Through Mediums to See Reality
Jun03
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Honoring Christ In Our Work-Day 3
May29

Honoring Christ In Our Work-Day 3

Jesus’ Work in Culture Earlier we discussed Jesus as our “minister” in Hebrews 8:2. Ironically and curiously, the same word used for Jesus’ work in Hebrews is used in Romans 13:4 by Paul in referring to the secular and evil authorities of our world.  The point?  Even those in worldly cultural leadership have been granted some authority by God to work their rhythms, liturgies (forms), shapes, and ideas into the...

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Freebie #54-Jeremy Mayfield: The Psalms are Different Than the iPhone
May27
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Honoring Christ In Our Work-Day 2
May22

Honoring Christ In Our Work-Day 2

Jesus’ Work in the Church The Bible uses so many different metaphors to describe the church. The Bible says the church is body, many but one, and connected to Christ as our “Head.” Like a temple we are built up. Like a bride we are married to Christ our Beloved. The church is pure like a virgin,[ and yet unified as if in the same way sex unifies man and wife as one flesh. We are likened to a family,  citizens of a...

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Freebie #53-Jeremy Mayfield & Dave Yauk: The Liturgy Project
May20
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Honoring Christ In Our Work-Day 1
May15

Honoring Christ In Our Work-Day 1

Jesus’ work in the Cosmos In Hebrews 8:2 the writer says this about Jesus; “We have such a high priest, one who is seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in heaven, a minister [λειτουργὸς-leitourgos] in the holy places, in the true tent that the Lord set up, not man.” Jesus here is called a minister, or servant. In the Greek, this is the word leitourgos. It is derived from leitos, “belonging to the...

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Freebie #52-Jeremy Mayfield & Dave Yauk: “Shine On Us”
May13
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Honoring Christ In Technology-Day 3
May08

Honoring Christ In Technology-Day 3

The Book of Acts it is the story and history of the church. In it, we see the Apostles send letters, ride in boats, access modern trade routes and traveling systems, and preach in town squares and facilities related to the architecture and culture of that day. The Apostles were able to harness the highest forms of “tech” in the Roman empire to share the gospel. We should do the same. The Apostolic philosophy toward tech in...

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Freebie #51-Jeremy Mayfield-Psalms: Dealing With the Injustice in the World We Live In
May06
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