Freebie #27-Harrison Hollingsworth: Creating Work That Lasts & Helps The World Flourish
Nov05
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Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 2
Oct31

Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 2

God’s Rhythm in Restoration In Day 1 of this study we looked at how God has a pattern, or a rhythm that all of creation follows in how we relate to and worship him. It is important to note that God’s rhythm not only presses its way into creative activity, but also into acts of re-creation or restoration. Sadly, when humanity chose to sin against God by disobeying him, we experienced a distance from God and a change in our nature. We...

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Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 1
Oct24

Honoring Christ In Our Liturgy-Day 1

Rhythm in Creation The Christian’s goal is to be a vibrant Spirit-Filled part of God’s Church—committed to and directed by the Word of God. In observing some of the key passages on worship in Scripture, one can see that some distinct patterns, rhythms, and call and response conversations emerge in Christian prayer. The rhythm of Scripture is proclamation and response. God initiates worship in conversation and we respond. You will...

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Honoring Christ In Hymnody-Day 2
Oct10

Honoring Christ In Hymnody-Day 2

Consider today, this songs focus on the Triune Person of the Spirit of God. Often, the Spirit today is portrayed in services and singing as a toy that is abused, or a thing that is altogether left out. Consider the beauty of how this song portrays the life and personhood of our precious Holy Spirit. Consider also how this song highlights the nature of the Holy Spirit. The writer’s soul seeks not an experience, but rather the work of...

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Honoring Christ In Hymnody-Day 1
Oct03

Honoring Christ In Hymnody-Day 1

My good friend Lester Ruth is a super nerd. As a super nerd, he dissected the language of our Christian Music’s Top 40 list over the last 50 years, and compared it to the language of the hymns of our faith over the last 4,000 years. He found many striking and almost sickening realities, but I will share just a few that may help us in our study here. First, he found that Trinitarian language has all but disappeared from our TOP 40...

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Freebie #22-Rob Frazier: Pastoring The Creative
Oct01
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Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 6
Sep26

Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 6

Our Jesus, experienced the full spectrum of human experience and emotion while on earth. If we are to truly become “Christ-like,” we too are going to have to be equipped for all that life may bring. I believe it is the Psalms that prepare us with such a “strength of soul.” Each day in this study, we will ask you to explore a particular genre of poetic writing in the Psalms. We will ask for you to fellowship with the Lord in prayer...

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Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 5
Sep19

Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 5

Our Jesus, experienced the full spectrum of human experience and emotion while on earth. If we are to truly become “Christ-like,” we too are going to have to be equipped for all that life may bring. I believe it is the Psalms that prepare us with such a “strength of soul.” Each day in this study, we will ask you to explore a particular genre of poetic writing in the Psalms. We will ask for you to fellowship with the Lord in prayer...

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Freebie #20-Josh Davis: Worship Experiences or Worshipping Communities?
Sep17
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Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 4
Sep12

Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 4

Our Jesus, experienced the full spectrum of human experience and emotion while on earth. If we are to truly become “Christ-like,” we too are going to have to be equipped for all that life may bring. I believe it is the Psalms that prepare us with such a “strength of soul.” Each day in this study, we will ask you to explore a particular genre of poetic writing in the Psalms. We will ask for you to fellowship with the Lord in prayer...

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Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 3
Sep05

Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 3

Our Jesus, experienced the full spectrum of human experience and emotion while on earth. If we are to truly become “Christ-like,” we too are going to have to be equipped for all that life may bring. I believe it is the Psalms that prepare us with such a “strength of soul.” Each day in this study, we will ask you to explore a particular genre of poetic writing in the Psalms. We will ask for you to fellowship with the Lord in prayer...

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Freebie #18-Josh Davis: Diversity for Diversity Sake can be a Problem
Sep03
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Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 1
Aug22

Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 1

Our Jesus, experienced the full spectrum of human experience and emotion while on earth. If we are to truly become “Christ-like,” we too are going to have to be equipped for all that life may bring. I believe it is the Psalms that prepare us with such a “strength of soul.” Each day in this study, we will ask you to explore a particular genre of poetic writing in the Psalms. We will ask for you to fellowship with the Lord in prayer...

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Freebie #12-Ray Comfort:Keep the Tension of the Gospel in Your Craft
Jul23
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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 2
Jul11

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 2

Meals as Historical Turning Points Let’s give a short synopsis of how Scripture’s storyline and historical turning points are built around meals: God’s blessing began in the garden with a meal (Gen. 1:29). God gave Adam and Eve a choice to eat of blessing or curse, symbolized in the Tree of Life and Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The curse, fall of mankind, and Satan’s temptation happened over a meal (Gen. 2:16–17). The first...

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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 1
Jul04

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 1

Meals as Method Have you ever wondered why the whole story line of Scripture is shaped around meals? Have you found yourself the least bit curious as to why the entirety of Jesus’ ministry is summed up in Luke 7:34 as “the Son of Man came eating and drinking?” Let’s do some digging. I find it fascinating that God did not start the creation in the context of a 501(c3) non-profit, a building, a cabinet, a district, a board, or an...

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