Browsing All posts tagged under »Art«

10,000+ Views

February 26, 2014


The WordPress Statistics page told me that my blog passed 10,000 views this week. I am stunned. I know that in the digital world news sites can receive 10,000 views in minutes and large churches can see weekend attendance at that number, but I am just a small church pastor/church planter in a small corner […]

Give ’em Watts, boys!

August 3, 2013


I first read of Isaac Watts as a boy learning American history at school in that battle cry, “Give ’em Watts, boys!” at the battle of Springfield, New Jersey. Over time I spotted his name in hymnals as the author of the some of the most famous hymns in evangelical Christendom. It happened this week […]

Musical Tone

April 25, 2013


This past week I went to my first Acts29NJ church planters conference at Emergence Church, Totowa NJ about 18 – 20 minutes from where I grew up. The plenary and discussions got my mind working as I sought to apply what I learned from these planters and what I have experienced in ministry these 22 […]

The Early-Warning System

January 16, 2013


One of the most glorious joys of the pastorate is in the conversion of the lost and one of the saddest is the falling away of one who professed faith in Christ and his work to save them. You continue to preach the Word of God in the Scriptures and watch as their hearts are […]

God’s Mission, Not the Church’s

October 27, 2009


I had a question on Sunday about the current news that the Catholic Church will welcome whole congregations and dioceses into their community. After giving the back-story on this and my analysis of the impact to Anglicanism, I reflected afterward that we need to keep a sense of perspective in all the stuff that is […]