Month: March 2014

Guilt, Shame, and Conviction.

What’s the difference between guilt, shame, and conviction? I was asked this question today.  One of the young men in my church said that after the lesson yesterday, he felt so bad about how much time he was spending at work, rather than going to church.  He kept saying, “I love our church, and I […]

No Such Thing as ‘Worship’ Music

The question was asked of me yesterday, “Can there really be music that is ‘Worship’?” I was immediately excited about the question, because it helped me to raise a better question.  “Is anything Sacred and is anything Secular?” The student immediately recited something they heard in 4th grade Sunday School class about certain things being […]

Keeping Up

About ten years ago, I began a Myspace page for my youth group.  At the time, it was the best way for me to get information to my students.  I had previously been using a product called Xanga, but my students thought that was a bit too old for them.  Then there irrupted a phenomenally […]

Yet to Come…

Yesterday, I sang a song in church entitled God of This City by Aaron Boyd, Andrew McCann, Ian Jordan, Peter Comfort, Peter Kernoghan, Richard Bleakley.  I was primarily drawn to this song because of the chorus of the song because the words seemed so true for our church.   Greater things have yet to come And […]

Can the Church be Graceful?

The worse a person felt about [oneself], the more likely [he/she] saw Jesus as a refuge.  Has the church lost that gift? Evidently the down-and-out, who flocked to Jesus when he lived on earth, no longer feel welcome among his followers. What has happened? – Philip Yancey, What’s So Amazing About Grace? Getting into this […]