This backwards Bible verse is none other than the gospel in sum; Christ took our sins and become “poor” and we receive his righteousness and become “rich.” 2 Corinthains 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ï»¿though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you […]
You know you’re a geeky family when husband and wife keep separate blogs. My daughter, Reese, had a hemangianoma (that’s med-speak for big ugly birthmark) removed on Monday. She did great and is back to her normal self now. If you’re interested, you can see before and after pictures on Laura’s blog.
If you’ve been reading this series up to this point, then you can probably anticipate what the primary responsibility of the worship leader is. Since worship music will always be bad theology’s back-door, then unquestionably and confidently the worship leader’s top job is song selection. This is a big job and not quite as easy […]
I know a guy who seems to feel ashamed as a Christian because his marriage ended in divorce. While healthy marriages certainly can attest to the gracious work of Christ in two people’s lives, so can broken relationships and divorce. My friend seems to think that his Christian “witness” is lost and thus has not […]
Bob Kauflin says yes. Bottom line, if I think singing a song is going to expose my church to an unhelpful influence, I’ll skip it. I if I don’t think that’s going to happen, and the lyrics are solid, I’ll sing it.
1 Corinthians 12:22-2: the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, 23 and on those parts of the body that we think less honorable we bestow the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, 24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so […]
When I was in college, I can’t count the number of worship leading gigs I was asked to do. There were at least several dozen different opportunities to lead worship in different venues from churches to college ministries to youth camps to bar mitzvahs. I did it all. But I wasn’t qualified for much other […]
Do you remember that song from 1993 by Donald Fagen (circa Steely Dan) called “Snowbound”? Don’t worry, no one else does either. But I woke up and saw the snow and couldn’t resist the I-tunes $.99 it cost me to ride my magic carpet back to an earlier decade. Here’s some of the lyrics to […]
1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no one deceive himself. ï»¿If anyone among you thinks that he is wise in this age, let him become a fool that he may become wise.
What Does the Name of This Blog Mean? Everything is Backwards, the name of this blog, refers to how in God’s economy things are reversed from what humans typically value. For example, “blessed are the poor,” or “the meek shall inherit the earth.” This principle first started to crystallize for me when studying the Sermon […]