Not Ashamed of the Gospel, No Matter the Danger, No Matter the Cost and No Matter the Consequences

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1849_-_Karikatur_Die_unartigen_KinderCurrent headlines, or lack thereof, seem to indicate that persecution of Christians is on the rise. In reality, believers have been paying a very high price for their faith for 2,000 years.

Some countries no longer allow the physical torture of Christians because this is “cruel and unusual punishment,” yet these same societies have no problem with denying tenure to a PhD who expresses doubt about whether evolution is scientific. Highly intelligent men and women are losing their jobs at an alarming rate.

A Two Star General in the United States Air Force is harshly disciplined for expressing his support for a  former classmates, a Christian running for political office.… Continue reading

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Singing a New Song!

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url-1This past weekend I had the opportunity to see my musical heroes, Keith & Kristyn Getty on their “Hymns for the Christian Life Fall 2013” tour. It was a wildly encouraging evening as we sang through the Gospel and were fed with the lyrics that edified the church and challenged the believer. I’m incredibly grateful for Keith & Kristyn’s ministry, and for so many other faithful musicians who seek to build up the body of Christ through God-honouring music.

Someone recently ask me where I found the music that I use to lead a congregation in corporate worship, and I’ll admit, it has sometimes proved difficult to find great resources.… Continue reading

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