Musikalisch means musical in German, and my German grandfather truly was musically gifted. He never took a music lesson but played piano, drums, banjo, and ukulele very well. In 1930, when swing music played by the big bands was all the rage, he started his own 10-piece band in our ...Read More »
Learning to Speak Grown-up Words of Life
Talking is only one component of communication. Hearing, listening and understanding create words that have substance. Talking without listening is nothing more than verbal vomit. The Bible has much to say about our mouths and the words that pour out of them. God gave humanity the privilege of talking so ...Read More »
Are You Here to Worship or to Be Entertained?
It seems to be a topic among church leaders, church members and pew warmers: where’s the line between worship and entertainment? This topic recently came up during our Bible study discussion and the overall consensus was that to get people through the church doors, you have to make the worship ...Read More »
God speaks. Can you hear Him?
Grief, frustration and resentment seeped through the words, “I guess God just doesn’t talk to me.” A committed servant of the church, a faithful Christian who lived a scriptural life, my friend’s voice trembled over the perceived silence of God. My heart ached then and now. God is not silent; ...Read More »