Books · Guest Blogger · Women · Womens Ministry

5 Books for Christian Women by Shannon Madden

At this point in life, Shannon and I have been married for almost 13 years. She cares for the women of our church, and enjoys ministering to them. She is an avid reader for as long as I have known her. I asked her to put together a list of books for Christian women. Here… Continue reading 5 Books for Christian Women by Shannon Madden

Books · Law · Obedience · Ten Commandments

Learning the 10 Commandments Again

There is much discussion on where the Ten Commandments fall into place within our society. Part of my contention is not the issue of society itself being the problem, but Christians themselves. Not only have we forgotten the Ten Commandments, we do not know how to properly understand them. All I want to do in… Continue reading Learning the 10 Commandments Again

Art · Books · Devotion · Douglas Kaine McKelvey · Gospel Centered · Interview · Liturgy · Meditation · The Rabbit Room · Work · Worship

Interviewing Douglas Kaine McKelvey of “Every Moment Holy”

Recently I interviewed Ned Bustard, the artist for “Every Moment Holy,” about his artwork in the book. Because I envision this book becoming very important to current Christianity, as well as achieving  an heirloom status, I also wanted to talk with Douglas Kaine McKelvery who penned the liturgies for “Every Moment Holy.” This book can… Continue reading Interviewing Douglas Kaine McKelvey of “Every Moment Holy”

Art · Books · Devotion · Gospel Centered · Interview · Liturgy · Meditation · Ned Bustard · Rabbit Room · Square Halo books · Square Halo Gallery · Worlds End Images · Worship

Exploring the Art in “Every Moment Holy” An Interview with Ned Bustard

Ned is someone I accidentally ran into through Facebook. I soon found out how talented he is, as well as how alike our theology and our thinking is. Once I found out how he is currently contributing to the global church through his theology and doctrine on art, I contacted him. He was generous enough… Continue reading Exploring the Art in “Every Moment Holy” An Interview with Ned Bustard

Advent · Books · Christmas · Jesus' Birth · Jesus' Coming · Nativity

Why Celebrate Advent

Cornerstone has celebrated Advent for several years. There is a decline in modern America to no longer celebrate this religious tradition, therefore, the meaning is beginning to be lost. I would like to explain what Advent is, why we celebrate it, and some practical ways to celebrate it with family, friends and neighbors. ”Advent” is… Continue reading Why Celebrate Advent

Authors · Books · C.S. Lewis · John Piper · Reading

10 Books Everyone Should Read

In celebration of my 10th anniversary at  Cornerstone, I’m writing  several blogs listing a variety of my favorite  “10 things.” Over the next couple weeks my lists will include  people who influenced me over the last 10 years, why I love living in the Forest City Community and what I learned in the last 10… Continue reading 10 Books Everyone Should Read

Books · Catechism · Children · Children's Ministry · Christocentric · DVD

Theology Books for Kids

Shannon and I love our children. They are among the greatest bright spots of my day. Because I love my children, I want them to grow up with good theology so that they know the real God. There are thousands of children’s books that you can pick up from the Dollar Store to the big… Continue reading Theology Books for Kids

Art · Books · Philosophy

Taking the Paddles to the Arts

When I talk  about paddles, I’m not talking about getting your canoe down the river. I am referring to the kind that help bring people back to life. That’s exactly what I believe we need to do with art. I spoke several weeks ago at our church about how I believe Christians distorted the second… Continue reading Taking the Paddles to the Arts

Books · Dating · Engagement · Family · Husband · Marriage · Sex · Wife

Books on Marriage

Every so often I’m going to take a break from talking and point you to others you should listen to. This week I want to give a couple recommendations for books on enhancing your marriage. Marriage is a funny thing in our country. The average cost of an American wedding is around $26,000. Think of… Continue reading Books on Marriage

Books · Children · Grace · Parenting

Parenting Book Recommendations

Every so often I’m going to take a break from talking and point you to others you should listen to. This week I want to give a couple recommendations on parenting books. While we can use hundreds of principles from the Bible to parent, there is very little in Scripture (compared to the size of… Continue reading Parenting Book Recommendations