Category Archives: Culture

Psalm 10: Break the Arm of the Evildoer

The Psalmist begins with an accusation: Why, O LORD, do you stand afar off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? Psalm 10:1 These are strong words, but I’ve been there. Have you ever felt as if God … Continue reading

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Psalm 9: A Stronghold for the Oppressed

But the Lord sits enthroned forever; he has established his throne for justice, and he judges the world with righteousness; he judges the peoples with uprightness. The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. … Continue reading

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A Theological Interpretation of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”

In 1987, U2 released their critically-acclaimed album, The Joshua Tree. The second single from the record, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” went on to become one of the band’s biggest hits, ranking on numerous “best rock songs … Continue reading

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Reactionary

One of the words which best describes our current culture is “reactionary.” A car comes up quickly beside you in the adjacent lane. Do you find yourself speeding up to keep him / her from passing you? (Be honest.) Why … Continue reading

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Key West

We also made the drive from Miami to Key West, which was a really pretty drive. We spent a day in Key West; here are some of our pictures and a video I shot while I was taking part in … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Year of the Lord’s Favor, Part 4

Everything about the ministry of Jesus reflects the Kingdom of God. That means everything about the ministry of the church should also reflect the Kingdom of God. The church is to be an outpost of the Kingdom. That means our … Continue reading

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A New Day: You Shall Go Out in Joy, Part 2

Here’s the good news: God offers us the “something more” our souls are seeking. He offers that which truly satisfies the soul. From our text in Isaiah 55, God says, Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good… Incline … Continue reading

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A New Day: You Shall Go Out in Joy, Part 1

“Do whatever makes you happy.” This is one of the major philosophies people live by these days. It’s Pinterest-philosophy, the kind of Etsy-fied life mantra that we love to paint on pieces of repurposed wood to adorn our homes. I … Continue reading

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A New Day: Three Reasons You Don’t Need to Be Afraid, Part 1

I read an article this week about the fears of famous people. The article pointed out that Jennifer Aniston, John Madden, and Whoopi Goldberg are all aviophobes. They’re afraid of flying. (And I thought Mr. T was the only one.) … Continue reading

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A New Day: New Jerusalem, Part 2

In a dizzying move reminiscent of a flashback scene from LOST, Isaiah snaps out of this glorious vision to see the grim reality of the conditions in earthly Jerusalem. And this section runs through the rest of chapter two and … Continue reading

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