Long Live the King

Ryan NealDevotions, General, Ryan Neal, Theology1 Comment

“The king is dead. Long live the king.” -The pronouncement made at the death of a monarch. When a monarch dies the people rightfully proclaim: “The king is dead. Long live the king.” The two statements go together by commemorating the death of the king while also acknowledging the importance, and the beginning, of the new monarch. Together the two … Read More

The greatest scandal of all: Jesus and the cross

Michael DuduitCulture, Devotions, Evangelism, Michael DuduitLeave a Comment

We love a good scandal, don’t we? It’s not just limited to “scandal sheets” like the National Enquirer or shows like TMZ; even the mainstream media outlets enjoy it when a good, juicy scandal appears, because it will drive sales and boost viewership. When a scandal erupts – a Hollywood star or popular politician gets caught cheating on his or … Read More

What Has Music to Do with Worship?

Chuck FullerChuck Fuller, Church, Worship1 Comment

The practice is ingrained so deeply in the Christian that perhaps we never question it, but we should: why do we sing at church? What does music have to do with worship? In his book, The Air I Breathe, Louie Giglio writes, “I think that all music—not just Christian music but all music—is worship music, because every song is amplifying … Read More

The Incarnational Example

Kris BarnettDevotions, Kristopher Barnett, TheologyLeave a Comment

I was experiencing topographical whiplash. Twenty-four hours earlier I had watched black and yellow Triggerfish dance along a colorful reef on the Island of Maui. Now, I watched the tumbleweeds dodge sand-stained mesquite trees on the desert plains of West Texas. The whiplash hurt. Our Hawaiian vacation had drawn to a close and the parched West Texas desert provided a … Read More