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#WorshipWednesday – The Universalism of Worship

Back in 2005, David Foster Wallace—famous author and known secularist—said these words at the commencement ceremony at Kenyon College: “Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship…is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat […]

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The Perils of Planned Revivals

You’ve probably seen it before: you’re driving down the road, and to your right you see that the local Baptist church is scheduling a revival on so-and-so dates. To most people, this doesn’t make them think twice. It’s ordinary. It’s normal. But here’s the big issue: Holy Spirit-led revival isn’t ordinary. It is not normal. […]

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#WorshipWednesday – Why Does God Command Us To Worship Him?

For this #WorshipWednesday, I am sharing a sermon snippet from John Piper. In this 7-minute video, he asks and answers the question: Why does God command our worship? Does that make God needy? Piper, in his energetic form, says, “What if admiration were the highest pleasure and what if God we’re the most admirable being? […]

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Why I Changed My Mind on the Spiritual Gifts

For all of my Christian life—which is, by God’s unwavering grace, a little more than five years—I have been a continuationist. That is, I have believed that the miraculous spiritual gifts—tongues, prophecy, etc.—have continued and are for today. But in the past couple of months, I struggled with that position. I had always understood (for […]

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#WorshipWednesday – Is He Worthy?

I’m going to start a new thing on my blog called #WorshipWednesday. Every Wednesday, I will post some type of material that pertains to worship. It won’t necessarily always be a worship song. As we know, we don’t worship God only through song. So, to start it off, I am linking Andrew Peterson’s song “Is […]