Monthly Archives: May 2011

Good Week on Long Island

I had the privilege of being on Long Island this past week, participating in preaching and teaching at Trinity Lutheran, then participating and reporting at the East Region convention. Good weather, good friends, and informative. On Saturday I taught at … Continue reading

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Is there a gap in Christian music — In practice?

Availability of songs does not mean that they are used in worship. Part 1 focused on the availability of songs and hymns. I think this is where worship leaders and pastors miss an opportunity to minister in a specific way … Continue reading

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Hermeneutics tonight

Looking at the key theme: The Christocentricity of the Scriptures: The Kingdom of God and Biblical Eschatology as Key. That means that we interpret the Old Testament in light of the New Testament. Thus, when Christ comes the first time … Continue reading

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1 Peter 2:2-10

Identity of a People In light of yesterday’s non-event, many people are looking for another way to minimize or discount the Christian faith. Peter understood that was a similar circumstance in which the first century Christians lived. What does it … Continue reading

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Rough start to a trip

I fly to NYC tomorrow, week of preaching, teaching, meeting, etc. I enjoy these trips. But yesterday as I came in from mowing the lawn, I stood up too fast in the garage and cut the top of my head. … Continue reading

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Is there a Gap in Christian Music? (Part 1)

Notice that I have rephrased the question from last week. Thanks to my friend, Dustin, I stepped back to the point where I wanted to be with this inquiry; that is, I wanted to assess the status of Christian music … Continue reading

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The Gap in Contemporary Christian Music

I have been wanting to post on this topic for a long time. Interestingly, Joy addressed this in a recent post http://joyinthisjourney.com/2011/05/how-happy-songs-hurt/ . While I am traveling I cannot post my full thoughts, but her post gives us pause to consider … Continue reading

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