Category: Worship in Community

Preparing for Change

Change seldom just happens. There are usually a variety of factors that are at play that lead up to change. When culture changes, there is often a period of discomfort and/or dissatisfaction that precedes the change. Sometimes there is a tragedy that makes a change necessary. When it […]

Spiritual Vertigo

I’ve heard it said that Jesus turned the world upside-down. I guess it’s a matter of orientation, but I believe that the Fall in the Garden of Eden turned the world upside-down. The truth is that Jesus was in (and still is in) the business of turning the world […]

Worship > Singing

  Why I write…the making of a worshipper Some may wonder, “Why does Chris write these articles? What is he trying to accomplish?” Those would be good questions. I would hope that some people would be probing to make a connection between these articles and my specific call […]

The Sabbath Breaks My Routine!

Why do we take vacations? Vacations are approached with a variety of motivations and experienced through a complex combination of emotions. Some vacation to pacify family. Some vacation to indulge. Some vacation simply to use that time they earned, they deserve. I’ve seen people who are annoyed by […]

Martha, Martha…

Since I started the Generous Beggar site I have tried to share something every Thursday related to a theological topic that has been circulating in my curious and wandering mind. This week has been particularly busy, I have not been able. Several of the churches that I sent […]

The Still, Small Voice of Worship

After leaving 8 years of teaching Bible at a Christian H.S. I worked construction for 4.5 years. Many interesting and profound things happened to me spiritually during these years. One of them was surviving the “silence” of God. Let me explain. My time of teaching was a loud […]

The Story of the Logo

Symbols can be powerful things. One of the ways that Rome would remind people who was in control, was to put images of Caesar all over the place; on coins, buildings, announcements and even places of worship.  Hitler would intentionally do the same thing with his own image, as […]


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