Putting Art (Back) In Its Place… A Book in Review

“A visually-oriented culture needs a visually-oriented church if it is to evangelize effectively and to give the congregation a culturally up-to-date experience.” – John E. Skillen From the beginning, great art has always been inspired by religion and religious ceremonies have been greatly enhanced through worshipful art.  It is a relationship which simply makes sense, […]

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Finding Hope in the Darkness

Photo Credit: Hope by Martin Grommel   We’re officially three weeks into the school year, and things have become more hectic than ever.  After losing two school directors in four months, having the school vandalized, and having a water line burst and flood one of our buildings in six inches of water, it’s been a […]

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Steady Standing

“Stand firm in the LORD” – I Peter 5:9 Our market-driven culture has trained our hearts to be discontent, and most of us will spend our lives constantly trying to dream more, to do more, and to be more. We all fall into this trap.  While our efforts to succeed may very well motivate us […]

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Christian Artist Feature – Michael Henderson and the Living Art Project

The planned scope of the paintings will combine into a kind of contemplative space for people to encounter God for themselves. I can’t wait to see them. – Michael Frost, Author, Morling Theological College, Sydney This project takes the viewer on a visual journey of God’s love and sacrifice, his faithfulness and mercy, juxtaposed with […]

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The Power of Being There

It was Friday night.  I was wrapping up my last class of the day, anxious to do something fun with my evening.  That’s when I got a call from our local police dispatcher. “Pastor, there’s been a death, and the wife of the deceased is not in her right mind.  She’s asking for the Baptist […]

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Dreaming Bigger

The other day I was with my four-year-old son in the yard when we noticed an airplane zooming overhead.   “If you could fly anywhere in the whole world, where would you go?” I asked. Without hesitating, he cried gleefully, “McDonald’s!” I laughed, but realized that because of his limited experiences, that probably was the […]

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Taking Pride in the Small Stuff

We all dream of accomplishing great things, but how often do we consider the dramatic importance of all the small things along the way?  I encountered a perfect example of this while reading a book by Ted Cruz, the presidential hopeful, called “A Time for Truth.” The senator’s wife, Heidi, was shocked when she left […]

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