“Come Back Soon”

Songs for the Easter Season, Part 3 The Internet in general, and social media in particular, thrives on currency. Posts get greater exposure when they relate to current events. It seems that the news cycle keeps getting shorter. My blog doesn’t get a lot of my time or attention. That will be apparent to anyone who […]

June 2014 update

Ministry Update We are once again offering Horizon’s Effective Online Teaching course for some of Horizon’s affiliate schools, ministry partners, and missions organizations who are interested in developing ministry training programs using new information and communication technologies. We praise God for 26 participants from Australia, Egypt, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Nigeria, and the United States. We […]

“Everything Sad Is Coming Untrue”

Another Song for the Easter Season, this one more recent and alluding to Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: “Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue? What’s happened to the world?” “A great Shadow has departed,” said Gandalf, and then he laughed […]

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“He Was Heard”

Songs for the Easter Season Being raised in a non-liturgical Christian community, I’m too often oblivious to the church calendar (with the exceptions of Christmas, Easter & All Hallow’s Eve [=Halloween!]). Yesterday a friend pointed me to Trevin Wax’s “Don’t Waste the Easter Season“. Trevin argues that we spend the 50 days between Resurrection Sunday […]

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Worship in the face of death

Carl Truemann on Tragic Worship: Christian worship should immerse people in the reality of the tragedy of the human fall and of all subsequent human life. It should provide us with a language that allows us to praise the God of resurrection while lamenting the suffering and agony that is our lot in a world […]

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March 2014 update

Ministry Update There is a critical need in missions today for training pastors and leaders for the global church. With the church growing rapidly in the Majority World, what leader have likened to a theological famine is unfolding. Shallow biblical understanding and distorted theological teaching threaten this advance of the gospel. The January 2014 issue […]

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A Christian Response to Death

Helpful words by John Piper from his blog post “Death: Shall We Weep or Rejoice?“: What should we conclude from this? We should conclude that our sorrows at the death of a believer are joyful sorrows, and our rejoicing at the death of a believer is a sorrowful rejoicing. There is nothing hopeless about the sorrow. […]

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