The babble of Shinar (Genesis 10-11:9(
Apr27

The babble of Shinar (Genesis 10-11:9(

The 3 sons of the righteous one became many peoples, populating and filling the earth under the blessing they had received. Commonality was found by the one language and speech which unified the people through the mutuality of culture. The people made the move east and settled in the plains of Shinar, thus far being obedient by fruitfully expanding in accordance with the ordinance of God. But using bricks for stone and tar for mortar,...

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Psalm 7

[an Evasion of David from Cush to the Lord] O despot, harborage I dock in you Stall them, aid my break-out of this pursuit For if they catch me, who can salvage me? They will surely ribbon out my flesh. Dear God!  If I have painted evil’s hue, These hands of mine stained red, in vain pollute. If war’s now waged ‘tween peaceful friends and me Or I have now unjustly robbed my foe Then let each one soon snatch me, stamp...

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How Jesus Uses Art
Apr20

How Jesus Uses Art

Have you ever thought of Jesus as an artist?  Think about the rhythm of the Creation account at the beginning of Genesis.  The God of the entire universe bent down over the dust of the earth (raw material), scooped it up as a potter takes clay, and began to form and shape it.  He then breathed his message of truth, life, and the way into the lungs of Adam, and God’s very own masterpiece came to life.  Not only is humanity a work of...

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A Review of Psalms Vol. 1
Apr19

A Review of Psalms Vol. 1

In an effort to musically reimagine some of the Bible’s darker Psalms, Garden City and friends have brought us Psalms of the Forgotten, a 10-song album comprising Psalms 3, 6, 10, 22, 31, 55, 77, 77, 79, and 88. It’s a collection of mostly rock tunes that succeed at highlighting the most hopeful tones amid the Psalmist’s dire circumstances. As the leader of a project setting all 150 Psalms to music in their entirety,...

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Washed Clean (Genesis 6:13-9:29)
Apr18

Washed Clean (Genesis 6:13-9:29)

The Lord lamented the corruption so present widespread across the earth, He was determined to have people set apart pursuing righteousness a people after His own heart, there was only one, Noah. Instructed to build an ark a container to contain the mighty power of the Lord and the waters which would baptise the earth cleansing from its surface the stains of a people bent on wickedness, for a second time creation paid the price for...

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Psalms for Good Friday |  Our Song in the Night
Apr14

Psalms for Good Friday | Our Song in the Night

GOD WRITES SONGS OF HOPE Garden City released Psalms Vol. 1 in 2016 Download it Now! Psalms Vol. 2 to be released in April of 2017 Psalm 77 | My Song in the Night http://www.worshipministrycatalyst.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Psalm-77_My-Song-in-the-Night.mp3 Many churches from all denominations across the globe are entering into the season of Lent to prepare for Easter. Whether you observe LENT or not, it’s a season to...

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Seven Evangelism Environments Artists Create
Apr12

Seven Evangelism Environments Artists Create

Given the objective Truth of the Gospel never changes, the PROCESS of evangelism is much more about helping people encounter Christ than it is explaining Christ—and ARTISTS are some of the most powerful God-designed servants God uses to create the environments wherein people experience the God-desired fruit of evangelism—people reconciled to God through the work of Christ. In fact when we emphasize explaining over encountering God’s...

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Psalms for Lent | Arise Oh God
Apr12

Psalms for Lent | Arise Oh God

GOD WRITES SONGS OF JUSTICE Garden City released Psalms Vol. 1 in 2016 Download it Now! Psalms Vol. 2 to be released in April of 2017 Psalm 74 | Arise Oh God http://www.worshipministrycatalyst.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Psalm-74_Arise-Oh-God.mp3 Many churches from all denominations across the globe are entering into the season of Lent to prepare for Easter. Whether you observe LENT or not, it’s a season to prepare afresh to...

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Psalms for Lent | Cast Down Your Burdens
Apr05

Psalms for Lent | Cast Down Your Burdens

GOD WRITES SONGS TO RELIEVE BURDENS Garden City released Psalms Vol. 1 in 2016 Download it Now! Psalms Vol. 2 to be released in April of 2017 Psalm 55 | Cast Down Your Burdens http://www.worshipministrycatalyst.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Psalm-55_Cast-Down-Your-Burdens.mp3 Many churches from all denominations across the globe are entering into the season of Lent to prepare for Easter. Whether you observe LENT or not, it’s a...

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Listening
Mar30

Listening

One of the most valuable (yet most difficult to practice) skills I have developed as a writer is to listen. The act of listening is hard. It takes a lot of self-control. It means squelching the arguments and justifications that jump readily to mind when someone is dissecting or critiquing my work. This is because listening requires  the most strenuous of all virtues: humility. Humility says, “This thing I have created is very dear to...

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Psalms for Lent | Free Me From the Trap
Mar29

Psalms for Lent | Free Me From the Trap

GOD WRITES SONGS ACKNOWLEDGING OUR ENEMIES Garden City released Psalms Vol. 1 in 2016 Download it Now! Psalms Vol. 2 to be released in April of 2017 Psalm 31 | Free Me From the Trap http://www.worshipministrycatalyst.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Psalm-31_Free-Me-From-the-Trap.mp3 Many churches from all denominations across the globe are entering into the season of Lent to prepare for Easter. Whether you observe LENT or not,...

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Pride (Genesis 3)
Mar28

Pride (Genesis 3)

The carers of the garden, entrusted guardians there were two, Adam and Eve. Able to eat the fruit of any tree except one, for if they ate of this fruit they would know things that only God knew and they would no longer be free. But this tree caught their eye and they believed the lie of the crafty snake, ‘Did God really say?’ They believed there was another way, besides the one they walked with in the cool of the day. See...

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Psalm 4

Respond… Respond to me when I send for you,    You, my right god Release the pressure, ease the stress   Grant mercy to this, my prayer.   When, men, will you cease forming honor into shame?    How long to love lies and know other lovers?   Know the Lord saves the godly for him   His ears tune into my voice.   In your anger, don’t you sin;    While on your bed, when lights are dimmed    See you heart’s...

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Psalms for Lent | Hope In Need
Mar22

Psalms for Lent | Hope In Need

GOD WRITES SONGS FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH PRIDE Garden City released Psalms Vol. 1 in 2016 Download it Now! Psalms Vol. 2 to be released in April of 2017 Psalm 10 | Hope in Need http://www.worshipministrycatalyst.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Psalm-10_Help-in-Need.mp3 Many churches from all denominations across the globe are entering into the season of Lent to prepare for Easter. Whether you observe LENT or not, it’s a season...

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Psalms for Lent | The Cross is Gain
Mar22

Psalms for Lent | The Cross is Gain

GOD WRITES SONGS FOR SUFFERING Garden City released Psalms Vol. 1 in 2016 Download it Now! Psalms Vol. 2 to be released in April of 2017 Psalm 22 | CROSS IS GAIN http://www.worshipministrycatalyst.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Psalm-22_Cross-to-Us-is-Gain.mp3 Many churches from all denominations across the globe are entering into the season of Lent to prepare for Easter. Whether you observe LENT or not, it’s a season to prepare...

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Effective Evangelism Needs Artistic Expression

Evangelism that works is more than just spewing ‘correct’ biblical information; correct?  (Things like John 3:16, Romans 10:9 & 10, 1 Corinthians 15: 3-8.)  Certainly, the objective realities of these revealed truths must be present.  But their presence does not guarantee that the one(s) being evangelized will come to faith. Effective evangelism needs artistic expression:  the imaginative rearrangement of human metaphors, symbols...

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