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Faith Like a Trampoline


As my kids have gotten older, and all their friends with them, I have begun to have conversations with some fellow parents about where life issues and matters of faith collide. We have friends whose children have decided they no longer believe in God or who make choices that are in conflict with God’s design for our lives.

In addition, my wife and I are starting to see some areas in our faith where we no longer believe what we were taught growing up. We are in the process of untangling some of these areas from our faith.

These two things have caused me to start thinking about how our faith should operate.

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Advent: welcoming Jesus


If you grew up like me, you grew up in a home that did a great job of celebrating the birth of Jesus each year, but without much liturgy.  I didn’t grow up in a liturgical church so it should be no surprise that liturgy wasn’t a part of our our celebrations.  In fact, I didn’t really know what Advent was until I was a worship pastor at a church and my lead pastor said we should have Advent candles in our services this season.  I said, absolutely…then quickly googled “advent candles”.

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Acoustic Guitar For Worship Leaders

Over the years, I’ve had to lead many groups, without a band, and needed to find a way to make the music interesting without the benefit of any other instruments. In this video Adam Lohrbach shows us how to play the lead for a song intro, while playing the rhythm, as wells as some fun color notes to add into chords in the key of G. The song he uses is This Is Amazing Grace by Phil Wickham.
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