The Parables of Christ: Day One
Sep19

The Parables of Christ: Day One

 The Parables of Christ A Musical Study through Christ’s Famous Stories. Click here to listen now. In Mark 4:10-12, Jesus says that the purpose of the Parables is to teach truth to those that seek, and to hide it from those who will not. Jesus often hid principles one at a time in his stories, and other times he would string a variety of them together to make one BIG point. Join us in our 7-Day journey through the Parables and...

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Who Keeps Us From Stumbling?
Sep14

Who Keeps Us From Stumbling?

  What is Doxology and Why Jude? At Garden City and The Doxology Project(TDP) we believe in living doxologically. Are you thinking, “Doxology? That’s a fancy word and probably too complicated for me.” It’s not! Let me explain. In other posts I’ve shared how the word “doxology” comes from the Greek word δοξολογία, from δόξα (doxa), meaning glory, and λογία (logia), meaning logic or saying.  To capture the...

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Art and Reason
Sep07

Art and Reason

Baumgarten, in the middle of the 18th century, working from a mind set based in the thinking of those in the Enlightenment and Renaissance, wrote a book called Aesthetics in which he differentiated between things in the world that come from clear knowledge and those that come from feelings. This work introduced a divide into how we think about art and reason. What subtly formed from Baumgarten’s work forward is what philosophers like...

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Preparation To Lead Praise & Worship (A Guide)
Aug23

Preparation To Lead Praise & Worship (A Guide)

Hello, I thought I should post helpful tips on how a growing worship leader can prepare to lead a praise & worship session for a church service/event. Here is me writing from how the Holy Spirit has helped me, time and again. I wasn’t really taught all of these things, but I picked them up as the Holy Spirit helped me. Fundamentally, your offering of praise & worship to God must be given your best efforts at all times....

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Confessing in the Light
Aug15

Confessing in the Light

John was a man who was known as the disciple of love. When John would say something as simple as “Jesus loves you,” it would basically embody an entire sermon. John is known as simple man that said simple yet very profound things. The way that John communicates is similar to drinking a perfect cup of coffee. When we only think of coffee as something that’s good to drink, we don’t realize how much work is behind just one cup. When we...

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MultiCultural Worship Builds Community
Aug10

MultiCultural Worship Builds Community

I at one point had the privilege of speaking to 400 students about the concept of multicultural worship. First of all, I am encouraged by the fact that students in a Christian high school want to know more about multicultural worship (it was their idea to invite me to come!) A few days after the chapel, I got the chance to speak with one of the international students at the school. He said, “chapel was good this week.” I smiled and...

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Marriage | A Work of Art
Aug08

Marriage | A Work of Art

Marriage is a creative work! Creativity is a marriage! I’ve been pondering this a lot lately in regard to what God has to say about the Art of Marriage in the Scriptures. Our artist, Yahweh, and our Lord God, in the opening scene of Scripture, bursts into darkness to create light; land and sky; and all creatures and creepy things. This includes us, and all of our creepy neighbors who live next door. All of creation originated in the...

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1 John 3:16–Hallow Men
Jul25

1 John 3:16–Hallow Men

 This is the way we know love is This is the way we lovers give This is the way we know love is     Not with a bang but a giver   This is the way we know love gives This is the way, no other is This is the way the world begins     He who was slain played the giver.   We are today, We know love is Our lives we lay, we also give Brothers repay, but we must end      Not with a bang but a...

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Jul21

One of our aims at The Doxology Project is to provide helpful articles that aid in shaping a holistic and biblical worldview.  We desire to help people see everything in the world as theological (making statements about God). Every slogan, from Burger King’s “have it your way” campaign, to Nike’s iconic “Just Do it” tagline, and every created product from the iPhone to the Droid makes promises of what it will take to apprehend the...

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1 John 3:10-15
Jul18

1 John 3:10-15

Don’t do right? Don’t be of God. More than ever If wronging your brother Who does right? Told from all-start To another Love, love, love Don’t be Cain of Evil One, Killing brother– To what point and purpose? Why Abel? Why kill brothers? Cain lived, ill works (Right Abel’s right) Don’t startle When Cains hate you. (We know we’ve bypassed Death unto living) We love brothers– (That’s...

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1 John 3:7-10

Little kids, be artless, be not naive Listen not to the scoffer’s deceiving tongue. Only right-doers are right, For he who is righteous never does wrong See only wrong-doers are wrong For he known as devil can’t sing our new song From the get-go he sinned, and ever will sin For this God’s Son was unmasked in God’s Play Destroying the works of the devilish one. Those begotten of God never “will sin”...

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Art in Christian Missions
Jun29

Art in Christian Missions

Jesus Makes… In Matthew 4:19 Jesus called his disciples to follow and promised them that He would “make them fishers of men.” The Greek word for make, poieō, has some interesting implications. This word can refer to authorship, production, construction, formation, fashion, commerce, and even performance. In the same way that John the Baptist “prepared”—poieō the way for the Lord, so was Jesus planning to prepare these seemingly earthy...

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1 John 3:4-6
Jun28

1 John 3:4-6

Each sin breaks a law, each one sinning breaks A code written in marble grave stones: The Law stands eternal, when broken brings death Headstones testify to broken code Yet He was revealed to kidnap our sin And if there is sin, it isn’t in Him. So if you’re in Him, you do not know sin And if you’re in sin, you do not know Him You have not seen Him, nor shown...

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1 John 3:3

All who hope in this All who trust in this Truth All faithful in faith In Him, in him, within Purifying, as He is pure Purified,...

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Be Still, and Know that I am God
Jun08

Be Still, and Know that I am God

The prophet Habakkuk charged the nation of Judah, and all the earth to be silent before the LORD, resident in his holy temple (Hab 2:20). The context of Habakkuk’s message was the imminent destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian armies of King Nebuchadnezzar. The prophet’s admonition still has currency for the people of God today, as the nations continue to rage against God and each other. As we hush before the Lord in his holy...

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Winston Churchill on Creativity
Jun01

Winston Churchill on Creativity

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a writer (as Winston S. Churchill), and an artist. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the United States.¹ Amongst his numerous writings and teachings can...

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