Monthly Archives: April 2015

What is your Body Worth?

Although spiritual health is the most important, our physical health is also tied into how we live out our spiritual lives, “For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes: Total Life

Last Friday I recommended an extremely readable but textually faithful overview of Ecclesiastes by Douglas Wilson called Joy at the End of the Tether. If you want a solid, engaging, and at many points hilarious commentary on “the inscrutable wisdom … Continue reading

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We Sing Because We Need Words…

Last summer, I had the opportunity to lead music for a youth camp that was on the beach. The campground literally ended where the sand started, and so after our set was over one night, myself and a couple guys … Continue reading

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I Hope So…

What does that mean? We’ve all said these three little words before, but have you ever paused to unpack them? What is actually being communicated by the phrase, “I hope so”? I think that most times when people say this, … Continue reading

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Solomon v. Jesus

One of the cool threads that connects the Old Testament and the New Testament, and reveals the unity of Scripture, is a little thing we call typology. Typology, in the most basic sense, is when an Old Testament person or event (the … Continue reading

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Joy at the End of the Tether

Many people think Ecclesiastes is a conundrum wrapped in an enigma served with a side of oddity. Sadly, this prevailing assumption has deterred many a reader from the treasure found within the pages of this book of wisdom. Something I … Continue reading

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Planning: Tactical, Not Just Strategic

I used to be a registered investment advisor representative. That meant, among other things, that I could charge people money for my investment advice. With the volatility of the market I never felt overly comfortable giving such advice. Nonetheless, that … Continue reading

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LPCVAN MUSIC: Five Records To Tell Your Friends About

I love music. I love writing it, I love listening to it, and I love discovering it. As a Music Pastor, much of my week is spent sitting between two speakers and letting a song hit my face in stereo. … Continue reading

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For Tomorrow We Die

My daughter Amelia loves Winnie the Pooh. She sings along to every song and mimics every character. At 2 and a half years old, her Eeyore impression is priceless. She lowers her voice and gets a serious look on her … Continue reading

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Pastors, Stop Calling Your Wives Hot

My tipping point came in the fall of 2013. I was sitting in a youth conference with 600+ youth pastors and screaming teenagers. The hip speaker took the stage with his ultra skinny jeans and 80’s thick-rimmed glasses. He opened … Continue reading

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