Recently, my friend Dan Alcantara and I challenged each other to write a song that could be used in corporate worship setting. I love writing songs and think this will be a great challenge. It has really got me thinking about the components of a good worship song. In my own opinion, I believe a […]
Category: Writings on Christianity
This week I’m preaching on Phil 2:3-4. The passage has really got me thinking about the notion of selfishness and selfish ambitions. We live in a culture which drinks up the belief that pursuing self interest at any cost will result in our greatest happiness and most vibrant liberty. The most hienous evil is when […]
Over the next few months I’ll be working through these books. I’m really looking forward to learning from these godly thinkers and hopefully growing in my pastoral knowledge. What books would you suggest for those preparing to enter into full-time vocational ministry?
Happy Birthday Rach!
Happy Birthday to my beautiful, lovely wife Rach!
I love putting Scripture to music. Over the years I have put different passages of the Bible to music (you can hear some of my songs here and here). I find that putting Scripture to music is very edifying and encouraging to my own soul. A couple years back I spent a summer studying Titus […]
Why learn a catechism? What is the point of memorizing a bunch of questions and answers? Aren’t there better ways to spend our time, effort, and energy? Here’s 9 reasons why you should learn the New City Catechism (NCC). 1. It will teach you the basics of Christianity. What do you believe and why do […]
As mentioned in an earlier post, my community group has been going through and learning the New City Catechism (NCC) together. The catechism is an excellent resource for small group study. To help others utilize NCC, my friend Brian Malcom and I have recently begun creating discussion questions for each of the questions. Here’s what […]
The church I attend (Redeemer Fellowship) does a great job of emphasizing the importance of small group gatherings. We call these gatherings community groups (CG), and the function of each CG is to provide a place to gather for community, fellowship, prayer, and service. The focus is on the gospel and the groups are biblically […]
Chronicles: Retelling the Story of Israel More than Just a List of Names: 1 Chronicles 1-9 (this post is the second in an series on 1-2 Chronicles, the first found here: http://www.ttschmidt.com/blog/chronicles-an-introduction) Chronicles begins with nine chapters of genealogies, a fact which causes many modern readers to consider the book to be boring, irrelevant, and […]
New City Catechism
New City Catechism I want to commend an excellent resource to you today: New City Catechism. A catechism is a summary of the Christian faith put into question and answer format. Basically, it is a tool used to teach people about the basics of Christianity. Typically, individuals memorize the questions and answers as they learn […]