Alpha and Omega (Genesis 1 and 2)
Mar07

Alpha and Omega (Genesis 1 and 2)

Alpha, the first. Before there was, He was. Uncreated, infinite, without beginning or end, outside of time and space, limitless and without constraint. He began His work: He stretched out the heavens and sculpted the earth, giving form to the matter and shape to His works. Light and darkness, night and day, the parameters of the universe He set in place. The vault between the waters, the expanse separating the heavens above and the...

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A Theology for the Depressed Creative
Mar02

A Theology for the Depressed Creative

  One of the great things about a blog is that sometimes you can share your own personal deep, dark secrets with your readers.  I don’t have any deep and dark secrets to share today, but I do have a struggle.  Those who know me know that when I was 17 years old, I was filled with suicidal thoughts and experienced long drawn-out seasons of deep, dark depression and loneliness.  At that point in my life, I wanted nothing to with...

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WMC Podcast, Episode #0186: Josh Blake, Of Folk And Field
Mar02

WMC Podcast, Episode #0186: Josh Blake, Of Folk And Field

Josh Blake, Of Folk And Field   Josh started this project with just a few of his friends, but now he’s hoping that it’s going to go a lot further and include a lot more people! Check out our interview with him to find out how you can get involved! Standard Podcast [ 40:44 ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (1682)  Why don’t you chime in? Leave your feedback in the comments section below! TWITTER: @wmcatalyst...

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Comic For Today’s Moment
Mar01

Comic For Today’s Moment

Enjoy this Comic from WMC and GCP’s illustrator Chris Jones Garden City and Worship Ministry Catalyst’s vision is to see innovators and creatives engaging the world in worship and mission through their art. Here’s a sample from Chris Jones. There are three types of people in the world. Those who dwell on the past, those who live in the moment, and those who stretch toward the future. God is a God of all these...

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Wandering (Genesis 4-6:12)
Feb28

Wandering (Genesis 4-6:12)

Aimlessness beset the chosen, purpose and direction severed – the consequence of their betrayal, separated from the one who gave them life and would continue to give them life, without Him who walked with them they wandered the land, wondering why they went awry. Wickedness was on the rise, a brother turned against his brother – the one who saw favour in the Lord’s eyes, this act of jealousy he disguised concealing...

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Psalm 3
Feb23

Psalm 3

O Lord, count for me my foes!      How many arise! I hear whispers      “God won’t rescue him.” breathe… But You build your castle around me, O Lord      You douse me with your light, and lift up my weary head I cry aloud to the Lord      And I hear his answer from Holy Hill peace… I pass out, asleep      I awake on my own, for the Lord upholds me I fear no hundred thousand      lines surrounding me...

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WMC Podcast, Episode #0185: Sara Joseph, Christian Artist Resource
Feb22

WMC Podcast, Episode #0185: Sara Joseph, Christian Artist Resource

Sara Joseph, Christian Artist Resource   So many of us have the desire to be discovered and noted for our work as Christians artists. It’s something I’ve desired and wanted as well. But, the question we need to wrestle with is why are we doing what we do? Is it for our own attention or is it for God’s glory? Are we willing to work at this calling in anonymity, even if we never get “discovered”?...

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Feb22

Enjoy this Comic from WMC and GCP’s illustrator Chris Jones Garden City and Worship Ministry Catalyst’s vision is to see innovators and creatives engaging the world in worship and mission through their art. Here’s a sample from Chris Jones. We don’t often see the dangers that lie in front of us, and this humorous graphic reminds us to Dive in Prayer, lest we Dive into Danger. Give this comic away to someone...

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Power Filled Worship
Feb21

Power Filled Worship

  An obsession with power fills our world.  Whether it’s through the dominance of a government system, the outrage of a murder in the streets, a catty fight in the school hallways, or gossiping words that malign a person behind their back, all of these pursuits tarnish people and the idea of one thing—power!   In our thirst to comfort ourselves and to make ourselves feel safe, we endlessly search for powerful masters that we...

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Thin Places
Feb16

Thin Places

Recently I read a book on Celtic Christianity called Thin Places: An Evangelical Journey into Celtic Christianity by Tracy Balzer.¹ Balzer asserts that both pre-evangelized and Christian Celts recognized there are times and locations where the line between the physical world and spirit world become “tissue paper thin.” These are places where our soul suddenly feels a contentment and connection to God that is often obscured by the busy...

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WMC Podcast, Episode #0184: Mark Pierson, The Art of Curating Worship
Feb15

WMC Podcast, Episode #0184: Mark Pierson, The Art of Curating Worship

Mark Pierson, The Art of Curating Worship The Art of Curating Worship promotes a new vocabulary to help worship curators work out how and why and where worship can best engage their community, inside and outside the church, in transformative encounters with God. Listen in to our Interview with Mark and learn how you might be able to think differently about how you plan and prepare worship gatherings for your church. Get His Book on...

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Comics for Faith and Culture
Feb15

Comics for Faith and Culture

Enjoy this Comic from WMC and GCP’s illustrator Chris Jones Garden City and Worship Ministry Catalyst’s vision is to see innovators and creatives engaging the world in worship and mission through their art. Here’s a sample from Chris Jones. God’s creation reminds us not only of his goodness and love but also of his sound judgments. Whether people acknowledge God or not, God still “reigns.” This...

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Review of Aaron Shusts new Album

Aaron Shust has graciously asked us at WMC and GCP to review his new album. His sound on the new album You Redeem is anthemic, and echoes that of Cold Play. The musical choices are similar in their sound to that which is so pervasive in music today. Let’s consider however, the lyrical strength that soars over the musical atmosphere created in his song “You Redeem,” for example. Shust’s latest single, warrants consideration lyrically....

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God’s Story

According to Robert Webber in a book called Ancient—Future Worship, “Worship does God’s story.”¹ By that, Webber means that worship is a narrative of cosmic proportions, “worship gathers to sing, tell, and enact God’s story of the world from its beginning to its end.”² This means Christian worship leaders and gathered Christian worshippers need to have some familiarity with the basic storyline and plotline of the Bible. The storyline...

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An Interview with Charlie Hall
Feb13

An Interview with Charlie Hall

When Charlie Hall began in his late teens leading music and writing songs, he realized very quickly that he knew very little about guiding God’s people as a Shepherd. He didn’t know what worship leading even meant. Today, Charlie Hall still believes God is birthing something new in him even though he’s been leading music in Baptist, charismatic and de-churched settings for 25+ years. For much of his ministry Charlie admits struggling...

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Psalm 2
Feb09

Psalm 2

  Tell me why the nations scheme!   Why do the citizens scam with pride? kings grip their swords   And committees rally   verses the Lord   and his anointed. “Splinter their chains,” they say   “And shatter their shackles.”   Laughter bellows from heaven’s throne   The Lord sneering at ants on the floor Red-faced, he chides them   and they scurry away at his voice “I’ve stationed my king...

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