I am sorry to announce that Yale Avenue Christian Church has cancelled my concert there on July 16. I am disappointed as I had been especially looking forward to performing at this Tulsa church as part of their summer concert … Continue reading →
Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday, a day when the church remembers the coming of the Holy Spirit on Jesus’ disciples. It is sometimes referred to as the birthday of the church, and many folks associate Pentecost with the disciples "speaking in other languages, as the Spirit gave them utterance." Hence, the association of "Pentecostal" with "speaking in tongues."
However, we sometimes overlook that speaking in other languages communicated the gospel, told the story of God’s redemption, so that all could hear and understand. Speaking in other languages, rather than dividing, gave all who heard a shared understanding. They discovered common ground.
In this video, two pastors from Mbandaka, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and I found common ground despite our differences in language.
The sound of the glass hitting the floor echoed like a broken heart. In an instant, a beautiful piece of glass work became shards on the floor. It was just a momentary distraction, the slightest bump against the bench, and … Continue reading →
Are you telling me I’m wasting my time here? That was my question to the manager of a local winery recently. They feature live entertainment in their tasting room on a regular basis, so I wanted to get my name … Continue reading →
Tonight it was once again my honor to join up with Eli Beth to play music. You can read in early posts how I met Eli by wandering into the open stage she hosted at Corner Coffee here in Indianapolis. … Continue reading →
For three years now, it’s been my pleasure to handle online sales of CDs and song downloads through CD Baby. They are great folks who have worked to help independent musicians. Now they’re also working to help with relief efforts in … Continue reading →
Last week was busy with a lot of time spent away from home. Two days were spent with my ministry colleagues and the officers for our region at a retreat center near Beanblossom, Indiana. We had a lot to talk … Continue reading →
Last night a fire on the eastside of Indianapolis destroyed three businesses. I am sad to report that one of those business was Sound Investment Recordings, the studio owned by Steve Creech where I recorded both This Old House and … Continue reading →
Happy New Year! Yesterday, we brought in 2010 in the best way I could imagine. My friend Doc Possom–the same fellow who said of me, “Although he’s a Reverend, he’s not very churchy”–and his lovely wife opened their home for … Continue reading →
One of the little joys of Christmas is that the holiday has its own music. Sure, at Thanksgiving we can sing We Gather Together or Come, Ye Thankful People, Come, but seriously, when was the last time you saw an … Continue reading →