Book of Common Prayer · David · Habakkuk · Job · Prayer · Psalms

When You Should Talk to God Instead of Pray

We live in a culture where people have fallen away from the practice of praying. Prayer has always been a staple of Christian life. It says, “God, I can’t do this without you, I need you.” It’s a reliance on someone who is really in control. When I suggest we talk to God verses praying,… Continue reading When You Should Talk to God Instead of Pray

Emotion · Genre · King David · Poetry · Psalms · Relevance · Theology

5 Quick Tips for Understanding the Psalms

When we think of Psalms, we think of comfort. But the Psalms are so much more than that. They provide a wealth of emotion, theology, and information. Here are five quick tips on what to think about while reading the Psalms. A Variety of Authors: When we think about who the Psalms are written by,… Continue reading 5 Quick Tips for Understanding the Psalms

Creation · Prayer · Psalms · Worry

Instead of Pray, Stare at the Stars

Over the last couple of decades there has been a push to replace God with His creation. You will hear people say things like, “The woods are my church.” By that, they mean that you can worship God just as well, if not better, in the woods. Think about it – there are no distractions;… Continue reading Instead of Pray, Stare at the Stars

Church · Music · Psalms · Worship

The Record Can Skip at Church

One thing I enjoy is spinning vinyl. Over the years my record collection has grown. My love for the LP isn’t due to the recent fad by skinny-jean-flannel-wearing-modern-day hippies. As a kid we had a record player. My parents would play Christmas music on it, and I still have several of those records like Bing… Continue reading The Record Can Skip at Church