Working to death.

So here I am typing on a computer about Sabbath….on a Sunday night. Relax, blogging is how I chill out thru contemplation. In my quiet times in the mornings, I have been reading the thru the second half of Exodus. Among all these instructions, I have been particularly struck by how important God considers the idea […]

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A Song about Music

We often have a tricky relationship with music. You may be aware that when hymns first came in they were seen for many years as heretical because they were basically too musical for a community used to chanting. Today, one tradition seeks to possibly over-utilize the emotional power of music in their worship out of […]

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If it ain’t broke…

I was attending a church meeting the other day where the leader was announcing a replacement of the church’s road-front signage.  I suppressed the urge to shout, “Hallelujah” and backflip off my chair at this announcement.  As he spoke about the new LED sign that would be arriving I overheard someone a couple of seats […]

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What brings delight

During a recent discussion on worship, the comment was made that worship is primarily for God. This got me thinking about what kind of worship brings God delight. Immediately, some scenarios in scripture jump to mind that are examples of worship where God is either delighted or disgusted. They are the following: 1. Hannah wails […]

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