CATEGORY: Christian Living in the Trenches

3 lessons on Worship

3 lessons on Worship

A worship chapel at Columbia International University stoked the embers in my heart’s fireplace. All music and responsive readings were framed around the Apostle’s Creed.  As we sang “How Great Thou Art,” a faculty colleague who sat on the front row near an inside...

Where are the Tears?

Where are the Tears?

I heard the question 30 years ago. To say I cannot forget it is the classic understatement.  To this day the question and the remarks that preceded it roil around in my mind, goading me, instilling discomfort. David Mains was speaking at a Bible conference on the...

Whatever Happened To Shame?

Whatever Happened To Shame?

Is a sense of shame always a bad thing? Many Bible teachers and counselors reply with a resounding “Yes!” There’s no place for shame in a Christian’s life, they insist.  Thanks to forgiveness, and to our right standing with God owing to justification, we shouldn’t...

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