Jekyll & Hyde – 50

Jimmy Needham is a special artist. His Hymns project is one of the best contemporary collections I have heard. And his original material is thoughtful, compelling, and down-right fun to listen to. One of my favorite songs of his is a play off Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. … Continue reading Jekyll & Hyde – 50

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Far Kingdom – 44

"Far Kingdom" by The Gray Havens is one of those songs that fills me with longing for the eternal kingdom, the celestial city, whose designer and builder is God. With richly biblical images the song resonates within my soul at a frequency of deep gladness, illumining the prospects of the new heavens and earth. Take a listen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19RghmEGw8E Verse1: There is … Continue reading Far Kingdom – 44

The Pride of “Holiness” – 43

Last Friday, I mentioned I'd be preaching on Luke 18:9-14, the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. One of the threads of application I spun out from the passage was concerning pride, particularly of the religious sort as displayed by the Pharisee. In contrast to the tax collector, the Pharisee appears to have no awareness of his sin … Continue reading The Pride of “Holiness” – 43