Here is a project I’ve wanted to undertake for awhile, and finally has come to fruition: a daily Advent devotional for your whole family. It is available here in my online store, as well as available for print on demand over at Amazon (it usually takes about 10 days from print to ship). So grab your copy, grab some fudge, gather your family, and enjoy meditating on the good news which is proclaimed to us in the Christmas story.
Had the privilege of filming some promo spots for Samaritan Ministries. They are a phenomenal approach to funding health care needs. It isn’t insurance. It is sharing the financial burden of healthcare expenses with other believers. If you are looking at a low-cost way of making sure your medical expenses are covered, this is a really wise and, I believe, scriptural way of doing it.
The annual conference of the church I am on staff with, is coming up on March 31-April 1, 2017. In 1517 Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door in Wittenberg, and that moment has forever been associated with the spark that ignited what came to be called the Reformation.
In reality, the Reformation was a recovery of the Gospel, and was nothing short of a revival. Where the church had declined into all sorts of erroneous and unbiblical positions, the only solution was to repent and return to the Scripture as the rule of guidance for the church. This is what happened 500 years ago, and while we’ve come a long way and seen the effects of the recovery of salvation by grace alone in Christ alone through faith alone, our reforming work is not done.
We are called to disciple the nations and a large part of that is that the Church must remain faithful to the Bible. Our GraceAgenda conference will be looking at both what happened in the past, and what needs to happen in the future. Luther & Calvin raced their laps, now it is our turn to rev the engine and careen forward with the Gospel of Christ into the nations.
Would love to have you join us…
About ten years ago I helped start a church plant in North Fort Collins, CO. Being a small church plant I wasn’t expecting there to be a massive talent pool for help with the worship team. However, the pastor told me there’d be another guitarist there who’d be willing to help out.
Well, help out he did, and I instantly knew he was the superior guitarist. We led worship together for a few years, recorded some demos of my songs, played some gigs at the obligatory coffee shops, and had a good ride as a garage band. He was/is the best guitarist I know, and is an even better friend. Really, Vince Rogers is an all around good guy.
He’s recently recorded some solo projects of ambient, instrumental rock; and he’s calling it “Where the Good Way Lies”, and there’s a great story behind that name. Do yourself a favor and support these projects.
Here’s a preview:
Here’s the story behind this project:
And here’s some Ben Zornes Band nostalgia:
And if you want to hear what we sounded like, here you go:
Do me a favor, share with your friends!
Some good friends of mine have been working on a children’s discipleship program called Heroic Life Discipleship. A few years ago I got to help be a part of shaping the vision and goal of this program, and it is rather gratifying to see the results of my friends’ labor come to a rather well-done “conclusion”.
However, they’re hoping to get their curriculum off the ground and get it into as many churches and ministries as possible; thus they’re in the process of raising funds to get to the next stage of development and production.
The goal of this resource is to train the “wee ones” in the basics of Christian living, imparting the vision for a warm-hearted faith in Christ. So many children’s programs devolve into mere entertainment, or else just “moralistic therapeutic deism”; HLD is aimed at shaping young Christians to have a robust, Christ-centered, faith lifestyle. Hope you’ll consider checking it out, and if you have some extra moola on hand, considered giving it to this great project!