This will be a video series about listening – both listening to God and others – and learning to think reflectively – both about Scripture and culture. This is meant to be an on-going virtual conversation, so please interact with each video whether it’s through comments or direct messages. Others will likely join me along the way in the videos to have conversations with me, … Continue reading Give us ears to hear – An introduction
The act of hearing is not just allowing the sounds hit the eardrum. The idea is that we are supposed to be engaging our ability to reason. Continue reading Lent 2020 | Day 24: “Awaken”
It should be fairly obvious to any halfway observant Christian that over the last generation Christianity has gone from a religion that America endorsed, to a religion America ignored, to now being a religion that America is antagonistic toward. From the news articles about Christian schools losing their accreditation, to the ones concerning the potential forcing of all Christian ministers to perform marriage ceremonies they … Continue reading The irony of a “pop-culture church” in a culture where Christianity is not popular
If you did not know, reading Scripture is a difficult endeavor at times.
Since we do not share our language, culture, or literary nuances with the authors of these writings, at times we read aspects of our American culture into the words of Scripture. And many times it’s not always obvious… Continue reading “The Top 5 ways Americans read our culture into Scripture”
Yesterday we looked at power. Today we will look at weakness. One of the difficulties we face when we engage in the study of the bible is the use of juxtaposition. A juxtaposition is the comparison two ideas or concepts that are not related under normal circumstances, but whose connection makes the contrast more striking. The bible is full of these. A prime example of … Continue reading Lent Day #31 | Weakness
I have always found music to be such an interesting medium for communication. In the span of 3 to 4 minutes so much can be said. The combination of words and images, the symbols, comparisons and illusions all helping to tell a story. Then you add the musical component and you have something that will bring together the mind and the heart, sometimes in ways … Continue reading Carrie Underwood | “Temporary Home”