Evangelism, Imagination, and Artists
May25

Evangelism, Imagination, and Artists

No one can believe anything they can’t imagine!!  That reality intimately makes artists and evangelism go together. But what about the importance of the content of evangelism, one might ask?  Most of you reading this blog agree with me about the content of evangelism:  it IS—the objective, existing reality of GOD, the loving work of Christ through which we access the Gospel, and the energizing of His Spirit empowering the Gospel.  ...

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Paul’s Palindrome: Philippians 1:1-2, 3:7-8
May24

Paul’s Palindrome: Philippians 1:1-2, 3:7-8

Grace and peace unto you, for pleasure and joy came – each and every kindness of gifts. Favor’s harmonies head your trails. considered it all as nothing just to know you more. more, you know.  To just … nothing.  As all it considered trails your head – harmony’s favors. Gifts of kindness, every and each came – joy and pleasure for you unto peace, and...

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My Worth is Not My Own
May18

My Worth is Not My Own

One of the greatest struggles we each face is the search for significance. Our 21st-century sense of identity is grounded in individualism, self-entitlement, and narcissism. From whom we marry to what career choice we make to what church we attend to what we think of church music, every choice is geared around what these things do for us. This attitude of consumerism is one of the most prevalent idols in Western culture and has become...

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WMC Podcast, Episode #0192: Lancelot Schaubert, Making A Jesus Culture
May17

WMC Podcast, Episode #0192: Lancelot Schaubert, Making A Jesus Culture

  William Messenger, Theology of Work Lancelot Schaubert is the husband of Tara Schaubert, the grooviest girl on Earth. He has sold his written work to markets like The New Haven Review, McSweeney’s, The Poet’s Market, Writer’s Digest (magazine and books), The World Series Edition of Poker Pro, Encounter, The Misty Review, Carnival, Brink, and many other similar markets. He reinvented the photonovel through Cold Brewed and was...

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John 1:1-14
May16

John 1:1-14

The Word. The Word’s how it all began. The Word was. The Word is. The Word will come, for the Word is what he is. He was God & with God before it began.   All of it was made through him. Everything. Nothing, seen or unseen, came about without him, for in the Word was life.    Deep within him life sourced forth to radiate into the world as glorious light. This thickened, brightened light exposed darkness And Darkness cannot...

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Artistic Expression in World Evangelization
May11

Artistic Expression in World Evangelization

When an entire village of Bolivian Indian ranch workers came to the Lord awhile ago, some missionary friends of mine were faced with very big questions. What do we do with this entire village of people that now know the Lord as Savior?  In what ways do they worship?  How do we teach them to study the Bible when most of them don’t read? And when they have no Bible-base music in their own heart-expressions, what do we suggest they...

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WMC Podcast, Episode #0191: William Messenger, Theology of Work
May10

WMC Podcast, Episode #0191: William Messenger, Theology of Work

William Messenger, Theology of Work The Theology of Work Project is dedicated to researching, writing, and distributing materials with a biblical perspective on non-church workplaces. We collaborate with pastors and churches, faith-and-work organizations, universities, and seminaries to equip workplace Christians for meaningful and fruitful work of every kind. Our offerings include the Theology of Work Bible Commentary, devotionals,...

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Four Window Wonders  (Proverbs 30:18-19)
May09

Four Window Wonders (Proverbs 30:18-19)

Other than two Aspirin, last night murdered me I awoke, grabbed some tea   Stepped into the study, ready to write Sitting, I teared up, glancing out   About our backyard, about the fields Then it all whisked away   Washed away my ribboned eyes from blue to white    from night to light In that wash of purity   In that veil of tears I lost grip of my desk   My pen fell from my hand I left   Though I didn’t mean to leave I left...

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Diamonds and Coal

Nebuchadnezzar was a powerful King, descending upon the world with great political force—one of great sadness and tragedy, at that.  Not only did he use his power to besiege God’s city of Jerusalem(1)–bringing back its treasures and people to be dedicated to his “gods,”(2) even as God granted him favor and power amidst his arrogance(3)— Nebuchadnezzar still tried to seek prosperity and prowess apart from the Lord’s...

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WMC Podcast, Episode #0190: Chris Horton, Worship Cohorts
May03

WMC Podcast, Episode #0190: Chris Horton, Worship Cohorts

Chris Horton, Worship Cohorts My name is Chris Horton and I’m the Worship Leader at The Journey West County in St. Louis Missouri. I’m a member of The Journey Collective and have been the President of The Worship Cohort since January 2012. Website: http://www.worshipcohort.org/ Standard Podcast [ 38:15 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (184)  Why don’t you chime in? Leave your feedback in the comments section below!...

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Psalm 19

-A Psalm of David for the Director of all music. Stars. They spin and wink, Dazzling caretakers White and blue & light, poised in heaven Marking seasons, days, yearns They and galaxies after them Broadcast God’s gravity. Open skies, broken clouds Sunsets, sunrises Voice His handiwork Sunset, sunrise, sunset and awakens Exhibit His knowledge No dialect resides or hides from that voice The white noise of God. A sound seeping...

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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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WMC Podcast, Episode #0189: Chris Power, Full of Eyes
Apr26

WMC Podcast, Episode #0189: Chris Power, Full of Eyes

Chris Powers, Full of Eyes. My name is Christopher Powers and I create free visual resources for the global Church under the ministry title: “Full of Eyes.” After receiving my MA from Bethlehem College & Seminary in the fall of 2014, I started doing exegetical art full time with a special focus on attempting to unfold the beauty of God as He has communicated Himself to us climatically and definitively in the crucified...

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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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WMC Podcast, Episode #0188: Emily Moore, Psalter Project
Apr20

WMC Podcast, Episode #0188: Emily Moore, Psalter Project

Emily Moore, Psalter Project   Emily grew up as the itinerant daughter of an army chaplain, then studied music composition at the University of Oklahoma and graduated in 2014.  Due to chronic illness, she moved back in with her parents.  That winter, her brother and partner in crime Derek prompted her to start working professionally on Psalter Project, and they released their first CD, Highways in our Hearts in June 2015.  Now,...

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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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