Keep on Straining Forward

Do you recognize one of the primary differences between people who are caught up in popular culture and people who are part of the Christian subculture? Most of the people caught up in popular culture are striving towards goals.  While, at the same time, many of the...

How to Stand out in a Crowd

Do you want to stand out in a crowd? Do you want your life to matter? Live on Purpose Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is...

Does Your Outfit Match?

Have you ever noticed how children may pay a lot of attention to what they wear but not necessarily whether their outfit matches?  I my minds eye, I can see a little girl wearing a tiara, a sweatshirt, dingy jeans, a tutu, and rubber boots.  She’s cute but she...

American Culture and Christianity

I’m writing this hoping that you’ll go read this report by the Barna Group.  If you’re a a Christian in American culture or, especially, if you’re a spiritual leader, I believe this report is very important to you.  But, if you’re not...

It is regretted that the niceties of modern singing frighten our congregations from joining lustily in the hymns. For our part we delight in full bursts of praise, and had rather discover ruggedness of a want of musical training than miss the heartiness of universal congregational song. The gentility which lisps the tune in well-bred whispers, or leaves the singing altogether to the choir, is very likely a mockery of worship.

Charles Spurgeon / 1834-1892 (via Wayne Berry)

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