Righteousness Exalts a Nation

What is it that truly makes a nation great? What sets a nation above the others? Economics, military might, and culture are all important; some nations do have stronger economies, greater militaries, and superior cultures, but these things are not what truly makes a nation great. Proverbs 14: 34 says, “Righteousness exalteth a nation, but … Continue reading Righteousness Exalts a Nation

God’s Not Fair; He’s Good!

Do you ever wonder why God chooses to bless some people in certain ways and not others? There are often people who get things that we may feel we deserve more than they do! We may strive and pray for certain things, then see others who seem to receive much more than we. Those things … Continue reading God’s Not Fair; He’s Good!

Guest Post: Addison Smith – Leading Like God Leads

It is no shock to us that God is the greatest leader of all time. And, if that is the case, it should be our earnest desire to lead like He leads! I know as a young man, it is easy to get caught up in the work of the leadership “gurus” of our day … Continue reading Guest Post: Addison Smith – Leading Like God Leads

6 Great Places to Find Sheet Music

Finding sheet music is hard! It can be difficult to find good arrangements, especially if you’re looking for something that isn’t a choral arrangement, like a quartet or trio. As a music director, I’ve found some good resources for finding sheet music. Here are my favorites: RevivalSong.org RevivalSong is a website created and run by … Continue reading 6 Great Places to Find Sheet Music

Counting Blessings

I love the holidays. November and December are absolutely my favorite months of the year. I do maintain a strict Christmas embargo until after Thanksgiving, though. We all love the Christmas songs and decorations, movies, and drinks; but what about Thanksgiving? Let's make way for the Starbucks Thanksgiving blend coffee! The pumpkin pie! The turkey! … Continue reading Counting Blessings

Two Principles for Biblical Music Decisions

As a music director, I talk, think, and teach on music a lot! There’s so much ground to cover! Recently, my pastor asked me to teach a lesson on music for a series called “Walk with God”. That got me thinking about how we can make biblical decisions about the music we listen to during … Continue reading Two Principles for Biblical Music Decisions

Don’t Blow Your Stack: Practical Principles for Hotheads

“She’s got a short fuse” “He’s kind of a hothead” “I guess I just have a bad temper” “You really blew your stack!” These things all describe anger! For such a dangerous and ubiquitous sin, we sure do have a lot of fancy names. I am ashamed to say it, but anger is a big … Continue reading Don’t Blow Your Stack: Practical Principles for Hotheads

Your Role in Reviving Christian America, Part 4 – Seek God’s Face

Your Role in Reviving Christian America (Pt 4) Seek God’s Face      This really goes hand-in-hand with prayer.  If you want to have a fervent relationship with someone, you must pursue that relationship deliberately.  This is true for dating, marriage, parents/children, or any other significant relationship.  A purposeful, meaningful relationship does not happen by … Continue reading Your Role in Reviving Christian America, Part 4 – Seek God’s Face

A Research Paper on the Effects of Rhythm

Growing up, I had often been told that one of the reasons CCM was harmful is that it often used "backbeat"; emphasizing beats 2 and 4 instead of 1 and 3. Much of the independent Baptist literature regarding music hinges on the assertion that backbeat is harmful. A little while back, while working on my … Continue reading A Research Paper on the Effects of Rhythm

Thoughts for Singles

Coming into my last semester of Bible College, I faced every student’s two worst fears: I had nowhere to go after graduation, and I was single. God soon gave me an opportunity to serve at the church I am still at today, but it took a few more years to find a wife! I had … Continue reading Thoughts for Singles