An Interview with Keith Getty

Do you know the modern hymn In Christ Alone? There’s an interview in The Curator with Keith Getty, one-half of the songwriting duo who wrote the song: NZ: Would it be fair to say that there’s a tension you’ve experienced between writing music as an art form—as a liturgical art form—and creating it as a commodity for the marketplace? KG: There’s [Read More...]

You Can’t Think Your Way To God

Christianity Today has published an interview with my friend James K.A. Smith, the philosopher, editor of Comment, and writer of many books, including two that I use in my classes: Desiring the Kingdom and Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?. The title — and Jamie’s argument — is that you can’t think your way to God. The embodied liturgies and [Read More...]

Lift Up Holy Hands and Praise the Lord! Inspiration from The High Calling

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Lift Up Holy Hands and Praise the Lord Psalm 134:1-3 Lift up holy hands in prayer, and praise the LORD. Psalm 134:2 When I was a boy, verses like Psalm 134 worried me. Scripture seemed to be clearly calling me and my fellow believers to lift our hands in prayer, but we Presbyterians didn’t do [Read More...]

The Church as a Thin Place: Some Implications

Part 9 of series: Thin Places In my last post in this series, I suggested that, from the point of view of the New Testament, the church is to be the world’s most significant thin place when Jesus is no longer present on earth in the flesh. To put it differently, in the time after [Read More...]


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