Summer Reading Challenge, week 5

Who’s still in the challenge? What are you learning? What has surprised you? This week’s readings follow the Israelites from exile back home with the daunting task of rebuilding. Moving is hard, and sometimes coming home is the hardest! Here are this week’s readings: Sunday – Ezra 1:1-11, 3:1-13, 4:1-24 Monday – Ezra 5:1-7:28 Tuesday […]

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Friends of a High and Holy God

I was interviewed last week by a professor from Duke on the subject of “contemporary worship.” In the course of our conversation, he used the phrase “Lovin’ on Jesus” to describe the prevailing movement of the last 50 years influencing many of our present day worship patterns. Before we go any further, it’s important to […]

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