A La Carte (August 22)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Today’s Kindle deals include titles by Joel and Mary Beeke (with whom I shared a delightful dinner just two days ago, as it happens). (Yesterday on the blog: The Sofa Salesperson Who Did Everything Wrong) How to Fall . . . Again Here’s Jared Wilson being wise again. “If you’re a restored church

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Hunger and Thirst

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled” Matthew 5:6 (KJV ) Do you hunger and thirst after righteousness, for the fullness and power of the Holy Spirit in your life? If so, you can claim that fullness and power right now by faith. “The great

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Blessing of the Fruit of the Spirit

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” Galatians 5:22-23. The fruit of the spirit is not an emotional response. It is God in you. Be blessed to keep in step with His Spirit and draw on who He is. Be blessed

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Are the Gospels Mythic Historiography?

Category: ALL, Interviews, Outreach
This week I’ve read through M. David Litwa’s new book How the Gospels Became History: Jesus and Mediterranean Myths (New Haven, CN: Yale University Press, 2019). This is a book I fundamentally disagree with, but it is an interesting read, and will probably elicit a whole lot of

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Just and True

Category: Daily Devotions, God's love
“Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations. Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” Revelation

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Too Much Grey!

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love, prayer
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Have you ever asked yourself, “What has this world come to?” As I reflect on my upbringing, I remember right and wrong being more […]

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College admissions: Taking privilege down a notch?

Category: News
As a new college application season gets underway, leaders of selective colleges maintain that their admissions policies are sound and backed by integrity. Many spent the summer patching weak spots exposed in the spring by “Operation Varsity Blues,” a set of criminal cases involving parents and

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Top 100 Worship Songs For Fall 2019

Category: Music
Posted on August 21, 2019 It is that time of year again, time to get back into the routine. Time for new beginnings and new music! To help you find something fresh to your upcoming setlists, we have compiled a list of the top 100 worship songs trending on PraiseCharts. Check them out and find

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Wrapping Up Cornhole From Sing! 2019

Category: Music
Wow, what a wild ride! The Getty Sing! 2019 Conference is over, and we are on our way home … back to beautiful British Columbia, Canada. A huge thanks to all of you who participated in our big cornhole tournament on Monday night. We had over 350 players in total, which is a fantastic

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A La Carte (August 20)

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
I am spending the day at Sing! 2019 in Nashville. If you happen to see me, feel free to say hello. I’ll also be making a few appearances on the free livestream if you’re watching from afar. Today’s Kindle deals include some titles that may be of interest. (Yesterday on the blog: These Have

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Struggles

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions, God's love
Struggles: Yes we all go through them. Sometimes we know why and probably most often we don’t. James tells us to… ‘Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,’ James 1:2. James tells us to consider it all joy when we go through them. But it can be […]

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Growling Like a Bear

Category: comfort, Daily Devotions
“We all growl like bears; we moan mournfully like doves. We look for justice but find none; for deliverance, but it is far away. For our offenses are many in Your sight, and our sins testify against us.” Isaiah 59:11-12a “It’s not faaaaaair!” How many times have I chastised my kids for their

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These Have Been Good Days, But Hard Times

Category: Family, Featured, General, Outreach
Not so well, actually, though I’m truly grateful you asked. I’m not sure if it’s pride or privacy that usually compels me to say “Fine” or “Good” when asked that question, but today I’ll just level with you. “Not so good.” These have been hard days—or maybe better, hard times lived upon lots of

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