Keep Singing

“Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” Psalm 95:1 Singing has been a defining characteristic of Christian worship since the beginning. Christians did not start this in a vacuum; they inherited the rich singing tradition of Israel found in the book of …

Hidden Easter

“That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.” …

Steadfast Love

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’ The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It …

Book Review: Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition

The God that Christians serve, worship, and seek to know is often called the God of the Bible. The Christian tradition considers the Bible to be the revelation of God himself, through which we know God, His story, and our place in it. In Interpreting Scripture with the Great Tradition, Craig A. Carter provides the …

Book Review: God the Spirit: Introducing Pneumatology in Wesleyan and Ecumenical Perspective

Knowing the voice of the Holy Spirit is essential for the role of the spiritual director. It is the director’s job to listen to the directee’s story while also listening to the Spirit for promptings to help the directee see where God may be working in his/her life. In God the Spirit: Introducing Pneumatology in …

Book Review: The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life

As a spiritual director, I draw upon all the resources in my toolbox to help people look for where God is working in their lives. One of those resources is a book I read while in graduate school: Robert Webber’s The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life. It changed the way I think about …