November 23, 2017

Archives for March 2010

Stations of the Cross: The Ninth Station

A Series for Holy Week. Thanks to Jeff Dunn for leading us in these meditations. THE NINTH STATION Jesus falls the third time. Scripture My life is poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax, melting within me. My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. […]

Music for Holy Week IV

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. “The Power of the Cross,” performed by Keith and Kristyn Getty.

Stations of the Cross: The Eighth Station

A Series for Holy Week. Thanks to Lisa Dye for leading us in today’s meditation. THE EIGHTH STATION Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem. Scripture A large number of people followed him, including women who mourned and wailed for him. Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep […]

The Real Meaning of Easter?

By Chaplain Mike. According to Rick Warren, Easter is about “growing your church.” He exhorts pastors in a recent Christian Post article to “use Easter” to break growth barriers in their congregations. Easter, a means to an end. A prime marketing opportunity for the real business of evangelicalism: church growth.

Making Music in Midst of Chaos

By Chaplain Mike. Back in the early 1990’s a simple act of heroism caught the imagination of those who learned about it. On May 27, 1992, Vedran Smailovic, principal cellist for the city opera, was practicing his cello in an upstairs apartment in Sarajevo, in the former Yugoslavia. It was a time of war, and […]

Stations of the Cross: The Seventh Station

A Series for Holy Week. Thanks to Jeff Dunn for leading us in these meditations. THE SEVENTH STATION Jesus falls the second time. Scripture Cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; and you […]

Music for Holy Week III

For your Holy Week meditations, by Chaplain Mike. “Why,” performed by Michael Card.

Stations of the Cross: The Sixth Station

A Series for Holy Week. Thanks to Lisa Dye for leading us in today’s meditation. THE SIXTH STATION Veronica wipes the face of Jesus. Scripture For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God […]

Scandalous Grace of God

This appreciation is by Jeff Dunn. I first met Michael Spencer, via the telephone, after I had my heart turned inside-out by a bit of writing most would never have dared to compose. It was shortly after his (in)famous collection of posts, The Coming Evangelical Collapse. As a literary agent, I spent considerable time “scouting” […]

Stations of the Cross: The Fifth Station

A Series for Holy Week. Thanks to Jeff Dunn for leading us in these meditations. THE FIFTH STATION Simon of Cyrene carries the cross. Scripture When they led Him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, coming in from the country, and placed on him the cross to carry behind Jesus. Luke 23: 26 […]