A thought as we celebrate Thanksgiving, begin Advent…

Maybe your passion is with the people of Africa, or possibly somewhere else… China, Guatemala, or the streets of Washington D.C., Detroit, or your own city… but wherever your heart is, remember those people first as we progress through this holiday season. Seek to set aside the cultural drive to spend inordinate amounts of money and time on “great deals” and “black friday doorbusters.” Rather, allow God to expand your worldview… use you to express love to the least… give hope to the hopeless… pray WITH those who are in need.

Eight pointed star…

I recently had a church member ask me if the ear plugs (3/4″ for you piercing aficionados) that I wear were pentagrams… as they are a star inside a circle. I found this an interesting question, as it is loaded with implication… mostly down the road that pentagrams, or five pointed stars, are the representation of evil.

Let’s unpack that very briefly…

New realizations about old ideas… (Essentials Red)

In the book Ancient Future Time by Robert Webber, he explains the nature of the Christian year. He attempts to lay out the importance of practicing daily, weekly, and yearly patterns of time and worship in order to find a connection with Christ.
Webber does a fine job of outlining the importance of teaching celebration of the saving deeds of God through Christ as the primary focal point of worship.