Songs of Prayer EP – Hope College Worship

Throughout spring semester 2016 at Hope College Campus Ministries we've been focusing on prayer.  We preached through the Lord's Prayer, and through the classic prayer acronym A.C.T.S. using Psalms 8, 51, 138, 27.  As well we wanted to explore songs that focused on the language of prayer - praying twice as Brian Wren describes it. Through two... Continue Reading →

WSC Q98. What is Prayer?

A friend asked me to chart a couple of my shorter catechism tunes so I'm sharing them with you all. I love coming back to the WSC because of its boldness to answer complex biblical questions like this in succinct form.  It always ministers to my faith. Westminster Shorter Catechism Question 98 What is Prayer?... Continue Reading →

Seven Reasons to Sing the Psalms – Douglas Bond

I've been reading through Forgotten Songs: Reclaiming the Psalms for Christian Worship this summer.  It is a collection of far ranging essays from a conference held at Union University a few years back.  Definitely worth picking up. Douglas Bond in his chapter "Biblical Poetry in a Postbiblical, Postpoetry World" finishes with 7 reasons we need the... Continue Reading →

Practices and Resources for Observing Lent

Here are three observations on practicing LENT with some resources for exploring each area. 1. Spiritual Practices for Lent (from Ruth Haley Barton) The purpose for engaging in Lenten disciplines is that we would become more finely attuned to our longing for God so we can seek him with all our hearts. Disciplines of fasting... Continue Reading →

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