Fasting generally seems to be a topic modern Christians are much more comfortable talking about than feasting. Mind you, I don't say we fast more often than we feast. Western Christians feast constantly. If we try to justify it, we tend to do that in terms of its fellowship value. I suppose that's all … Continue reading Sermon #51 — The Goodness of God and a Christian Theology of Feasting
We script them out carefully, planning each part of the service diligently and in detail, so that we know who will do each part of the service, when they will do it, what they will say while they are doing it, and how long it will take them to do it. Then, we commit the … Continue reading Pastor Note #57 — Worship: A Surprising Conversation with God?
[Yes, that's what I meant to say: "to be used rightly by the word of God."] Your word, Lord, is alive and powerful in the ears of faith. Grant me believing ears, so that I will hear your word clearly and welcome your word warmly into my mind, my heart, and my life. My calling … Continue reading Prayer Note #48 — A Preachers Prayer to Be Used Rightly by the Word of God