But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame. 1 Peter 3: 14-16
We come to the end of another week. Last week I shared a couple of phone interviews I had with Table Talk Radio and the Bible Thumping Wingnut. This week, I thought we’d listen in on an interview of Costi Hinn by Chris Rosebrough of Fighting for the Faith to discuss the new book...
While the blog site has been rather quiet since last September, there have been a couple of interviews posted recently that serve as some backstory to this blog and to my reformation, my coming to the Lutheran Confessions. As we begin to get this blog back into regular updates, I think now is a...
While not particularly a religious idiom, we live in a culture that insists on the idea that “seeing is believing”.
In social media we see the idiom translated as, “pics or it didn’t happen” or “video or it didn’t happen”. If we look how the idiom is...
Friends of Faithful Stewardship,
It has been a very long time since this blog has had an update. The past 6 months have been quite tumultuous. In September, I received word that the company I work for in my day job lost the contract for the job I’ve been working for over 7 years. There...
It has been a while since we’ve updated the site. I haven’t disappeared, it’s just a very busy holiday season. I started taking professional development classes for my day-job and found out last week that the current contract I’ve been working since 2010 has been awarded to...
September 4, 2017. The DiM work here focuses primarily on Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) that plays on the airwaves. The goal is to encourage Christians to exercise Biblical discernment when a song plays on the radio. If you’re just listening for entertainment, then keep your guard...
Today, we’ll be listening to Pastor Chris Rosebrough of Kongsvinger Lutheran Church. preach on the parable of the Good Samaritan. We’ll be listening to it via his online radio ministry Fighting for the Faith, because he also included the Sunday School lesson he taught on the same Sunday. Since both are included in one audio file,
CCM Radio Edition.
July 27, 2016. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Thy Will” by Hillary Scott and the Scott Family, which currently sits at #17 on 20theCountdownMagazine.
You may know Hillary Scott as a country singer in the band Lady Antebellum. It’s a good band, as secular country music bands go, but not one that
It has been a while since we shared a good sermon on Friday. This summer we packed in too many trips in too short a time frame, so the blogging and the yardwork have both suffered greatly. I’d like to get back to sharing sermons on Fridays, though I don’t have a lot of time to research sermons from pastors I don’t already listen
CCM Radio Edition.
July 19, 2016. Today we’ll be taking a look at “The Lion and the Lamb” by Big Daddy Weave which currently sits at #20 on the20theCountdownMagazine.
This is an older song that has popped up on the Top20 charts this week. It’s a good song. It’s a very good song. I’d rather have some of
CCM Radio Edition.
July 12, 2016. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Priceless” by For King & Country which currently sits at #15 on the20theCountdownMagazine.
This song makes no attempt at sharing the Gospel in any way. It’s not a Christian song. We’ll review the lyrics briefly, but the song is merely a
Evangelical Worship Edition.
July 7, 2016. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Great Are You Lord” by One Sonic Society which currently sits at #20 on the20theCountdownMagazine.
Though this song is on the top 20 CCM list, it was very clearly written for corporate worship, so we’ll treat it as such and address its use
June 30, 2016. This month has been extremely busy for our household. It’s been both wonderful and exhausting. We attended our first IssuesETC conference, and this past week we took a special trip to have our kids baptized. Next month will be equally busy, so currently we are trying to get to August. I will be attending the
June 21, 2016. Today we’ll be taking a look at “Dear Younger Me” by MercyMe which currently sits at #19 on the20theCountdownMagazine.
I got frustrated with the song during the discussion of the lyric. This song spends most of its time, first couple of verses and even the chorus, building up to a climactic
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