Deliver Us

Paul’s admonition toward the end of his letter to the church in Ephesus has always been striking to me: “Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph. 6:12). It runs against my…

Worship through Artistry

Singer/songwriter, worship leader, and film score composer Jon Guerra uses various artistic languages to give people opportunities to worship. On this episode hear from Jon Guerra describe his background that led into leading worship with Vertical Worship (4:40), creating devotional music (24:35), and most recently working on the film score for A Hidden Life, Terrence…

The Best of the 2010s

A few years ago I had a conversation with JR Briggs about his ministry Kairos Partnerships. The name is inspired by the two different words the Greeks have for time: chronos and kairos. Chronos meaning time like a clock, something sequential, never slowing or speeding. Kairos meaning moments that carry extra weight and have a transcendent…

Best of 2019

Here’s my annual list of what I see as a mix of the best and my favorites of 2019 in music, books, podcasts, and a few of my things as well. Music—Songs 1. “Jacob” by Chris Renzema 2. “Pin It Down” by Madison Cunningham 3. “Pictures” by Judah and the Lion feat. Kacey Musgraves 4. “Heavyweight…