Monthly Archives: February 2008
I’m reading some interesting OLD stuff on prayer tonight for seminary. This is a quote from St. Teresa of Avila–from “The Way of Perfection” dealing with prayer:
“To recite the Paternoster [The Lord's Prayer]… or any other petition you like, is vocal prayer. But think how harsh your music will be without what must come first; sometimes even the words will get into the wrong order. In these two kinds of prayer, with God’s help, we may accomplish something ourselves. In the contemplation which I have just described we can do nothing. It is His Majesty Who does everything; the work is His alone and far transcends human nature.”
I’ve been wrestling with this question, and wanted to see if anyone had some thoughts.
Who is your church targeting?
And follow that with:
Are they reaching who they’re targeting?
I’m just curious. I think that many times we can end up simply feeding the fat… pouring into the church-hoppers or Christians who’ve been around forever, while much of the world continues to head for Hell. I know it’s strong, but I’d just like to get your thoughts.
I’m backstage waiting for communion at our 9 am service. This is my first of many weekends leading worship here at the Chapel. It’s weird to not be doing youth ministry–a little sad–but exciting. I’m really praying God does a new work here in this community. I started a new blog for the arts of the church. If you get a chance check it out… I’ll be updating it regularly.
Mainly reading and job transitioning. I’m trying to work my way out of Jr. High and into Worship ministries at our church, and it’s pretty interesting. I’m also reading a whole lot of church history stuff.
Last night though, I was here:
I’m a full-fledged Blue Man Groupie. This was my second time seeing them, and I’m always fascinated by how creative their show is–weaving themes throughout. If you ever get a chance, go see them. It’s worth every penny.