Really, there are very few systems of thought out there... but lots of variations on them. And it seems we cannot move past the question of origin in forming the basis of how we look at life. The prevailing intellectual thought in our day is that there is no God and that our origin is a chance happening - we might call this naturalism. It involves explanations like evolution to explain our origin but the basic premise is that all can be explained by science or empirical evidence.
Added by Andrea Neustaeter on July 18, 2009 at 6:32am —
I invite you to explore a little with me - it's not directly related to worship but I've found that theology and philosophy and worship seem to be vitally connected.
If anyone thinks people of faith aren't thinking people, they ought to try reading someone like Alvin Plantinga. I enjoy the challenge of trying to understand his philosophical arguments.
One thing is for sure: Understanding the different philosophies are important because they are what shapes whole… Continue
Added by Andrea Neustaeter on July 18, 2009 at 6:24am —
For those of you in the New York/ New Jersey Area- I invite you to join us. - This is a fundraiser for our church.
You are invited to join the Women of Vision -Thanksgiving Weekend Getaway-
A Perfect Family Holiday Weekend
Take advantage of the Black Friday Shopping Sales
And see the Breathtaking play "MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS" at Sight and Sound theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
DAY 1- Leave at 7:30 AM - November 27 - Shop 'til you Drop at… Continue
Added by GailTravel on July 18, 2009 at 2:16am —
There are many hymns and modern worship songs with texts that I love. However, my favorite single verse from any song comes from the original text of the hymn “Crown Him With Many Crowns.” This is a hymn that has been changed continually since it was first written in 1851 by Matthew Bridges. The versions in common use today are a mishmash of verses by Bridges and by Godfrey Thring, who did not approve of Bridges original text, and so replaced some of Bridges verses with ones of his own for a… Continue
Added by Joel Hinck on July 17, 2009 at 8:43pm —
In the first part
of this blog post, I described a bit about our mission trip to the Chehalis, WA area. In this post I'd like to share about the people we assisted.
is a recently retired lady who has been active in missions herself, having gone to Africa on a multi-week mission trip not long before the flooding. She said that one of the hardest things after the flood was… Continue
Added by Dan Camp on July 17, 2009 at 4:11pm —
Download/stream the podcast here- Episode 18: New Day
This week’s song functions as a confession and a celebration of God’s daily forgiveness.
Today I turned and left the narrow path Continue
Losing sight as darkness fell, I knew that I was trapped
And so I cry, my voice ashamed and weak
Even in the wilderness, I can hear you…
Added by Joel Hinck on July 17, 2009 at 3:00pm —
A bit sunburned, a bit sore, but back home after a wonderful mission outing.
When folks think of a mission trip, they often think of going somewhere overseas or flying across the country. Our outing was much closer to home.… Continue
Added by Dan Camp on July 17, 2009 at 4:00am —
If we want to lift up our God on high. we must commit our lives first in Him. Because God want's real praise from us which comes from our heart, not from mouth.
Added by anjan Ghale on July 16, 2009 at 3:13pm —
"His master said to him, Well done, you upright (honorable, admirable) and faithful servant! You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Enter into and share the joy (the delight, the blessedness) which your master enjoys." (Matthew 25:14-30, Amplified Bible)
Yesterday I saw a sticker on a car that read "Obedient women are… Continue
Added by Kim Black on July 14, 2009 at 5:30pm —
There are several ways churches build their Praise and Worship teams. Some go and look for talented musicians with offers of money and other perks. That church’s desire is to have the best musicians, best singers, best sound, and best show. The purpose of this is to use the band/singers to draw people to this church. It is so sad because there are times that it doesn’t matter whether the musicians are saved or not. Maybe they will get saved later, but it is more important how talented they are.… Continue
Added by Les and Des on July 11, 2009 at 4:56pm —
That same day Nadab and Abihu, Aaron's sons, took their censers, put hot coals and incense in them, and offered "strange" fire to GOD—something GOD had not commanded. Fire blazed out from GOD and consumed them—they died in GOD's presence. Moses said to Aaron, “This is what GOD meant when he said, To the one who comes near me, I will show myself holy; Before all the people, I will show my glory.” And don't leave the entrance to the Tent of Meeting lest you die, because GOD's anointing oil is on… Continue
Added by Les and Des on July 11, 2009 at 4:47pm —
Download/stream the podcast here- Episode 17: Tree of Life
This week’s song takes its inspiration from the imagery in Psalm 1.
Tree of Life
Sparkling hollow fruit lies scattered on the ground, Continue
Enticing shells surrounding death.
They wait on beds of dust and ash,
The remains of those who tasted…
Added by Joel Hinck on July 10, 2009 at 3:00pm —
"The LORD had said to Abram, 'Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.'
So Abram left, as the LORD had told him." (Genesis 12:1-4, NIV)
Added by Kim Black on July 10, 2009 at 11:00am —
I recently read a fantastic book by Bill Johnson called "Strengthen Yourself in the Lord". As I often do, I enjoyed the book so much that I raced through it only to realise I couldn't remember many of the lessons I thought i'd learnt along the way!
I'm therefore re-reading the book and summarising the key points from each chapter. I thought this would make for an interesting blog so hopefully some of you will find my notes helpful too.
I'll post my notes from each chapter… Continue
Added by Worship The Rock on July 7, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Some of you may know that I have been in a 2 yr dry spell from writing any songs. I haven't written anything since before my brain popped and I needed surgery to stop the bleeding.
I have had many people tell me that I would write many songs from this experience etc... and nothing has come out of me at all. I even lost my voice for a period of time, due to nodules on my vocal chords from the surgery. So that's where I've been.
Recently I have recieved prayer from a couple of different… Continue
Added by Bizzy Bender on July 7, 2009 at 12:55pm —
- July Song of the Month
July 5th, 2009
Even when it’s hard to believe
Even when our hope seems all gone
There has never been a night without a dawn…
“Faithful God” is one of my favorite songs. Co-written with my friend, Wayne Tate, this song is one that I sing regularly. It never gets old to me.
You can order it as a free MP3 and songsheet download at www.davidbaroni.com
Godrest and… Continue
Added by David Baroni on July 6, 2009 at 12:50am —
Download/stream the podcast here: Episode 16: Holy Spirit, Cleansing Fire
This week’s song focuses on the work of the Holy Spirit both within the individual and in the Church as a whole.
Holy Spirit, Cleansing Fire
No eye has seen, no ear has heardNo mind has… Continue
Added by Joel Hinck on July 3, 2009 at 2:30pm —